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Time to Fly

Time to Fly

Through dimming eyes,
only beauty and Glory’s wonder
do I presently see.
My God is coming to take me.

Trinkets in the skies—
jewels of Life’s longings—
sparkle and sway.
And still I beg for one more day.

“If I should die before I wake,
please the Lord my soul to take….”

What else should I pray?
What else should I say?

What do I take of me beyond…?
Beyond here…
Beyond the lovely…
Beyond the beautiful…
past home…
past lives…
past …time…
Am I…?

Goodbye! It’s time to fly!

— F.A. Moore, Oct 11, 2009

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Time to Fly

This poem was inspired by and accompanied my artwork of the same title,
Time to Fly. It’s part of a series that I’m releasing during October studying death, which is a part of life— a passage way, I believe.


2009-10-25 Time to Fly (poem) in Vibration in Art and Verse – VAVoom!

Time to Fly
by F.A. Moore


  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful words Frannie. It is hard not to think of death this time of year, in the Northern Hemisphere that is. It means you are in tune with the natural cycle of things. I was actually listening to this woman Sonbonfu Some on cd today talk about death. She is from the Dagara culture in Africa and she shares their wisdom on death. Here is a link to a video of her talking about it. She is just an amazing spirit and I love to hear her talk. You might find it interesting since it is in line with your beautiful art and words. Thankyou for sharing your beautiful soul Frannie!

  • Just watched the video. Tremendous. She does pose a question that I’ve pondered recently, as I suppose many others have: what part of me is dying, blocked from moving on, not resolved. Excellent. Thanks for linking the video, here, Tammy; and for your encouragement. Very meaningful.

    – F.A. Moore

  • prettybird
    prettybirdabout 5 years ago

    This is beautiful work gorgeous, xxxxxxxxx

  • Thank you, Carlotta. :)

    – F.A. Moore

  • richardgil
    richardgilabout 5 years ago

    very inspiring! I want to fly too :)

  • Well don’t fly too soon, Richard! :)

    – F.A. Moore

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful words and image.

  • M, thank you; as I realize that you are a far more practiced poet than I.

    – F.A. Moore

  • indyjill
    indyjillabout 5 years ago

    It’s a beautiful, although intense emotionally, poem, Fran. As long as you aren’t getting ready to fly! I read it and was impressed by it before but was a bit disturbed by it and wasn’t sure what I wanted to say about it. I could and still can really feel the impact of what you are expressing with it. It’s very good poetry.

  • Let me set your mind at ease, my friend. I’m not saying that it’s time for me to fly. (I don’t know.) Isa Rodriguez, someone who has become a good friend here, and I were collaborating on a series of artworks that we intended to submit to the Exquisite Corpse game and group, lead by the great, Helene Ruiz.

    We tried 4 times and only succeeded once. One person paints half of an exquisite corpse or what they want to represent for the drawing, and the second person to go completes the painting or drawing; or in our case digital composite; only having seen one inch of the first person’s artwork. It’s not easy, I’m sure with any medium. It’s especially difficult with digital.

    The 3 “failures”, as related to the completion of that project were for various reasons, lost changed files, not happy with results, or couldn’t seem to find that balance between what we wanted to do and that cotton pickin’ one inch! :))

    BUT (big butt…) during that process (of creating my “half”), I created some fully realized artwork, based on considering events, feelings, spirituality, surrounding death. And that’s where these artworks are coming from— from the process of considering death for the purpose of collaborating on an exquisite corpse game.

    It is not a subject I would normally explore with art. (I think not for Isa, either. And this is probably why it was so difficult for both of us, individually, and as a team.)

    Although they are not my normal genre, I think I learned some things about myself, and I have Helene to thank for this, and Isa, too.

    It’s been hard for me to release them; because, possibly, of expectations; and because they were intended for use in a collaboration. So I feel like they are only partially complete, perhaps. But their completion will have to be in the eye of the beholder.

    – F.A. Moore

  • umbra
    umbraabout 5 years ago

    even though the subject may for many be dark this is very uplifting and both the image and the words share an aura of comfort…

  • I deleted the first reply, because I spelled your name wrong. oops. But here, I’ve corrected it, Erich. You made me feel good about posting this. Thank you.

    – F.A. Moore

  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    I found this to be incredibly inspiring Frannie – and a perfectly beautiful accompaniment to your own exquisite image. Just an awesome combination on a subject that many find too difficult to address but which is better faced.

  • Lianne, thank you. The interesting thing is that my own artwork, helped me put it into words. It was written while observing the finished piece. So perhaps the art helped me face it, not only visually, but with words in my head. Thanks again.

    – F.A. Moore

  • fullcirclemandalas  is Marg Thomson
    fullcirclemand...about 5 years ago

    This is just wonderful Frannie:) Its a big step to explore something not many want to even think about, let alone acknowledge… but in all of our life, it is the most inevitable thing that will happen to us – so why fear? xoxox

  • You’re so right. I guess most would like to put it off as long as possible though. :))

    – F.A. Moore

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 5 years ago

    So powerful: text and art, separately and together.
    And reading [above] about how it came to be is fascinating!
    Thank you for sharing this!!!

  • Robin, thank you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    yahhhh I am so glad you did this.. your words are an art themselves..and I have so enjoyed reading the comments and your replies here Fran!!

  • …At your encouragement. With something like this, probably the more light shown on the process, the easier it is to read. Thanks, Lina.

    – F.A. Moore

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