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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Soar


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submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Out of Standard With Izy

17 comments:

Fireblossom said...

What a wonderful choice of subject, and I adore the closing lines.

Brian Miller said...

i like the thought she died licking her lips...that is a life well lived eh?

hedgewitch said...

This is as airy and soaring (and a lot more musical) than a twin engined plane. A mysterious woman, and definitely a rebel for her time. Great take on the prompt, LM.

Helen said...

This is soooooooooo good! Licking her lips, indeed.

Susie Clevenger said...

You wrote such few words, but gave us such a grand look at Amelia. What it must have been like to be a woman pilot in male dominant skies!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful. In all my life, I haven't made the connection: Air. Heart.
She certainly died doing what she wanted to do. A woman to admire, a woman to emulate.
K

Daydreamertoo said...

One thing is for sure, she died doing what she loved to do.
Lovely tribute to a very adventurous woman.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

oh, i agree! the closing line is wonderful! great take on the prompt!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Amelia. Loved the wordplay with her last name. You're so right - she soared. THe last line nailed me right to the wall. Just wonderful.

This prompt is delightful, no? Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/09/14/space-cadet-for-my-fellow-bloggrrrls/

Rinkly Rimes said...

You really got inside the character of the subject of your poem. Licking her lips? I wonder.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This reads as a tribute, and an anthem for all women who embrace freedom in which ever form they choose. Loved it.

Isadora Gruye said...

When I started writing my piece, I considered Amelia as well. I too think there was a bit of deliciousness in the free fall that we will never understand. Thanks for posting to out of standard, and viva la

darev2005 said...

Actually I'll bet she died cussing out her navigator and wishing she hadn't brought a man along in the first place. (grin, wink)

Margaret said...

your wings never clipped...

Well, at least not by a human. She totally fascinates me and I follow the news when they think they find her crash site.

Have you seen this Smithsonian Magazine article dated March 20, 2012?

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2012/03/the-search-for-amelia-earhart-resurfaces-75-years-later/

Olivia said...

It's time I really break free...
and I will. This time, the sky won't be the limit!

hugs xoxo

Rachel Hoyt said...

What a great way to describe loving life to the last drop! Amelia was such an amazing woman. I definitely think she liked her lips. :)

Fireblossom said...

All right, girly, where the heck have you gone? Inside your mousey hidey hole?