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Across the clouds I see my shadow fly

John Poon

Penticton, Canada

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One of the images in Crystal Blue Persuasion calendar

Rain storm over Okanagan Falls, view from Skaha Lake, Penticton, BC., Canada

Challenge Winner Natural Blues in All American Seasons

Featured in Moody and Evocative, Your Magic Place, REDemption, Out Of The Blue, Favorite Places You Take Make Or Paint, Mornings & Evenings Sunbeams & Storms, RAIN – The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Atmospheric Land and Seascape, Just Fun, Beautiful BC
Homepage 31/Oct/2010 and 25/Oct/2012


Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my sense is real,
A fatal attraction holding me fast, how
Can I escape this irresistible grasp?
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted Just an earth-bound misfit, I
Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone
A soul in tension that’s learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night
There’s no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, A state of bliss
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
Pink Floyd – Learning To Fly

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