Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dream hawk

Gliding just above the aspen thickets, nearly scraping
the huge lava escarpments, I ride this exquisite dream hawk
for all it's worth. Then dipping and hovering as the
kestrel, I am soaring with the updraft to where the air
thins, I'm faint, and the world below is somehow irrelevant.
I can even see my bed below where I lay dreaming.

Strange how I got up here in the first place: propelling
myself upward by kicking my legs and suddenly I'm about
ten feet off the ground, feeling curiously free, and then
no longer needing to kick but instead glide, soar, hover. I like
my height about tree-level and prefer gliding. Normally,
I tend to get queasy and fear falling at the upper heights.
But this time, in this dream, I am brave, choosing to challenge the
clouds and with no fear whatsoever I "loose the surly bonds".

cumulus
a hawk spirals down
the updraft

10 comments:

Kelly Marszycki said...

"loose the surly bonds" -- good.

Warren said...

Hi Kelly - It is a beautiful phrase - too bad it's not original with me. Thanks for commenting.

Warren

Gillena Cox said...

there is a nice freedom resonant in your verse; i feel short changed however without a haiku whih would have wrapped up a fantastic haibun

much love
gillena

Warren said...

Hi Gillena - Per your desires, m' dear, I added a haiku and made this a haibun. Thanks for the suggest'on.

Warren

Adelaide said...

I'm glad you added the haiku. It rounds off the prose nicely.

Adelaide

Warren said...

Thanks Adelaide - You're a sweetheart. I appreciate your comments.

Warren

Bill said...

Works very well indeed as a haibun.

Warren said...

Thank you, Bill - I appreciate your comments.

Gillena Cox said...

ah yes; i feel happy about this, the icing on the cake

much love
gillena

Warren said...

Hey, thanks for the suggestion, Gillena - It did help a lot!

Warren