Sky View – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

If we reject who we are
bent feathers
flawed and perfect as a sparrow

we will lose the chance to know
what it means to fly with love

to know its power of lift
to feel it under our wings
to rest on its currents 

letting us soar without effort
until we are restored 
ready for the next journey skyward

when we have lost our belief in flight
we don't need to learn how to fly
just remember 

we were born knowing how

©Ali Grimshaw 2021

I was inspired to write this morning after listening to Mary Oliver read her poem. Click on this link to listen to her. 
 - Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing

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Photo of the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon 2021.


22 thoughts on “Sky View – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

    1. Nara,
      You are so kind to leave this message of appreciation. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. There are so many writers in the world and I often wonder why I am taking time sharing my voice here.
      Travel safely.

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    1. Jazz,
      Thank you for reflecting back what spoke most to you. I always appreciate it. After a difficult day yesterday I felt ready to reflect, write and share this morning. I am forever grateful for learning the power of writing to still my mind and reconnect me with the wisdom of love.
      Take good care.

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