Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Can Hear The Flutter of Wings

Sometimes the light of day seems taken over by the shadows of the night.  I wander in the darkness blinded by the light.  But somewhere between the shadow's danger and the rescuing, if I stop and listen I can hear the flutter of wings.

Sometimes the raging river is more memorable than the gentle stream.  I don't remember the song of rapture because I can't forget the scream.  But somewhere between the valley's flood and the mountain's spring, if I remember I can hear the flutter of wings.

Sometimes the lightning seems brighter than the rainbow's aftermath.  I linger in the rain even though the storm has passed.  But somewhere between the peaceful calm and the thunder's ring, if I close my eyes and listen I can hear the flutter of wings.

Sometimes the sound that tears make is louder than that of a smile.  I hold on to the heartache even though I have been rescued from the trial.  But somewhere between the joy and all the painful things, if I am quiet and listen I can hear the flutter of wings.

18 comments:

  1. You amaze and delight, Carrie, I am in awe of your words. This, although prose, reads like the most layered and beautiful of poetry. Your anaphora is so wonderful, it truly does add the to mystery and magic of your writing.

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  2. The circle is circled with your words and your poem is as sweet as the flutter of wings. :)

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  3. Stunning Carrie, the contrasts of life the joy, the pain and between it all the faith of knowing the wings are there - watching over and the sense of peace that brings....bravo...!!

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  4. a beautiful reminder that we are never alone. Also a good reminder that we often prolong the pain longer than necessary, don't we?

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  5. Could we see all that God is doing, we would be amazed. But once in a while, we get a glimpse.

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  6. timeless moments,
    God is love.
    all divine!
    ;)

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  7. Thank you everyone for your sweet and encouraging comments. It is so wonderful to get feedback from people that also love to write. Blogger has been such a blessing to me! :-)

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  8. Carrie, This is a beautiful piece. You should check out "The Prose-Poem Project" as they are actively seeking submissions. Good Luck!
    ~Brenda
    (Come read my latest fiction, if you get a chance) Hazel & Edna
    http://bozone-bw.blogspot.com/2010/07/hazel-edna.html

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  9. interesting piece,really beautifully written.admire your style of poetry.i liked the two sides of a bridge.depicting both the points of an arrow.very well written.keep writing.

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  10. Love all the contrasts you put into this one. It really moved me.

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  11. Brenda I am going to check out your latest fiction...and prose-poem project...is there a link to that on your blog?...let me know...thank you for reading mine and your sweet comments. :-)

    Thank you Heavealie for your encouraging words...i appreciate everyone's feedback. :-)

    Tina thank you for reading it. :-)

    Hope you all have a great day. :-)

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  12. Wonderful site and wonderful poems,Carrie. I love the "flutter of wings",and the name of your site............also love the rich smorgasbord of other poetry sites on the right.....yippee! shall happily plunge in! Thank you so much for visiting my site:)Keep writing!

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  13. Thank you Sherry Blue Sky...for stopping by mine with such sweet comments...I truly loved your blog, and look forward to reading more of your poetry.
    :-)

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  14. Why am I relating so much to these? My My, written words from my life, to your heart!

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  15. Thank you Whitemist for visiting and reading it...I have really enjoyed your poetry! :-)

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  16. Beautiful, Carrie. I love how you contrast life's struggles and fears with the encouragement of seeking our inner peace and guardian angels. You've given a comforting message in this poem!

    Rick

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  18. Hi Rick thank you for reading it, and following my blog...i really do appreciate it and enjoy reading yours as well. :-)

    Reberto I will think about it....i have lots of ideas, but I work a full time job, and a part time job and have no computer at home...so what I do get on to blogger takes managing my time carefully. Thank you so much for telling me about it, and considering me for it....that means a lot to me!
    :-)

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