'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menolyrical - Words for Words' Sake

Kite Sunbright

There was a gull, once, I heard;
An edgy, questioning bird
Who flew and flew and flew and flew
And pestered every one he knew

To tell of something unseen,
About which he was too keen.
Hidden in every wave and frond,
He found it in the blue beyond. *

An ancient lad wished to fly;
Done with earth, he wanted sky.
Stole another's feathers - what tax!
Paid the price when he sealed with wax.

First it seemed that all was right
As he soared like bird in flight;
Above the clouds he reached for Sun
 - and that was that, his story done. **

Noble bird, the eagle kite,
Commands air with regal might.
Ascends the thermal stairs with ease,
As if the gull and lad he'd tease.

No doubts or angst interfere,
To the sun draws ever near -
The feathers his, no wax in sight,
King of the skies is Kite Sunbright!

Inspired by TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE    `  ©Yamini Ali MacLean2013

* J L Seagull Esq.
** Icarus
This is a repost of a TAKE TOO import...


  1. And well inspired. I don't know if they are like our hawks, who while hours on the currents, and not always searching, searching, searching.

  2. Nicely done, tight rhyme and metre! You are terrific with words, as I have said before!


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