how would it feel to fly

how would it feel to fly

I imagine flying feels much like dying
you are leaving earthbound things behind

I imagine flying feels like swimming but with less resistance and more blissed-out-ed-ness than we normally experience

I imagine flying is a feeling of one’s breath being sucked in and held, while tummies are doing somersaults, I imagine it feels like blending in

I imagine flying is a feeling of weightlessness and painlessness and all that pre-emptive bitterness and lost-ed-ness we might have felt is gone

I imagine flying is a feeling of wholesomeness and roundedness, the nearestness to perfection we can find

I imagine flying feels like being loved by the whole universe all at once and singing every rhyme in tune and in perfect time

I imagine flying must feel like the flowers all swaying and the world’s hearts and minds being all synchronised and harmonised.

I imagine flying would feel like the bliss of freedom
times two billion million seed pods squared and scattered.

I imagine that flying could feel like the brokenhearted being mended by just sailing through the clear, thin, unconstrained air itself.

influenced and inspired by uncleblack and in response to the lovely poem I dreamt of eagles by my friend uncleblack aka lk :)

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  • Vesna *
    Vesna *over 2 years ago

    ahhhhh, karin
    I adore this poem
    I sigh

  • aw, thanks so much Vesna! so glad you enjoyed :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    lovely Karin

  • thank you so much Donna! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackover 2 years ago

    :) glad to add a little inspiration..this is lovely kt! ck’s lk

  • thanks so much lk, have you ever felt that you wanted to respond to someone’s poem with another poem? It sometimes happens to me, although I don’t always act on it, but this one I really wanted to explore :) cf’s :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackover 2 years ago

    blissedoutedness! kt, that is a word ’n a bit! so many things in here are so sweet.

  • lol…it is a mouthful isn’t it …thanks again lk :))

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Rich Ladig
    Rich Ladigover 2 years ago

    Karin..this writing is like a swooping summer breeze guiding the wings of hope and inspiration.
    Incredible words and heart you have :)

  • thanks so much Rich, what a beautiful thing to say, a decidedly lovely response, I am very smiley over it :)

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  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 2 years ago

    What beauty came out of this inspiration Karin. If the gift of flying would be given to only a chosen few, you would certainly be one of them. xo

  • thank you so much Iris, does this ever happen to you? ..a piece of poetry, inspires another piece of poetry? It does happen to me now and then, and also music will put me in the mood to write a piece…certain music only, it must go slow and have a nice rythm to guide me, sometimes I feel inspired but don’t know what to write, it’s only when I put the music on, or have no music and close my eyes, to block out all other distractions (plus stick my earplugs in) that it will flow :) ….I would love to fly, but I also think that I am just as happy imagining what it feels like to fly….they say the human brain has trouble telling the difference anyway, so I feel in some ways, that imagination is akin to experience in some ways! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Tine  Wiggens
    Tine Wiggensover 2 years ago


  • aw, thanks Tine xox

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    And I can also imagine it can be like seeing all your friends from all around the world at once :) In fact, if I can be given that chance, I want to literally fly freely; a loose soul, just before going to the after world.

  • it would be, especially if that’s what you were hoping to see …. I wonder if you will get that chance, I do hope so Mui-Ling… I have read accounts of heart attack patients, who have left their bodies and travelled through the hospital ‘flying’, they were able to tell the staff afterwards, once they’d returned to their body, where certain things were, that were stored up very high, way above where a human could see. Also they saw something under a bed, that I think fell under there while they lay ill (and it was in another room) so there is no way, this person could have known of it, seen it, experienced it, other than, as retold in their story of life after death, and then having returned to their physical body…can you imagine being able to relay this information and the looks on the faces of the nurses and doctors when they discover it wsn’t just imagined, but true. They are now doing research, particularly with heart attack patients, on this very level, because it can prove something new, that there is actually life after death and that this experience is not just an imagined or altered state, but an actual real thing that may be able to be measured by experiments done, placing objects in unobtainable places, hidden from normal view…so that only the flying spirit of the person, would be able to see it and detect it’s presence, and relay that information back to them, if…..if, they were successful in reviving them….fascinating stuff xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Matthew Dalton
    Matthew Daltonover 2 years ago

    Wow, the first line packs quite a punch. The words ‘imagine’ and ‘flying’ work to conjure a feeling of freedom, freedom from all that is below.

  • thank you so very much Matthew! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • sammygirl2635
    sammygirl2635about 1 year ago

    Karin This is such a creative and imaginative write. It takes the reader on a fantastic journey where they feel free and wonderful. And takes them away from reality for a while.

  • Thank you so much Sammy :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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