Your Poetry - by Ashley Williams

Your poetry…
An eagle to my sparrow,
Soaring with the greatest of ease at heights
That I, in all my frantic beating of wings
Could only dream of attaining.
Such performance is natural for You…
To glide with such majesty, such grace,
Over the upturned heads, the straining necks
Of we sparrows
In the highest realm, that is Your domain,
Your studio, in which, with graceful dips and twirls
You paint works of wonder
That inferiors such as I perceive as beautiful
And yet cannot quite comprehend from our position
So far below You.

At once discouraging and inspiring is the
Comparison of our flights,
Of elegant dips and soars
To jerky peaks and plunges…
For at one moment, beating wings weak and sore,
I am tempted to give in to rest…
To sink peacefully down to my level
And the acceptance that Your magnificent world
Is forever beyond my grasp…
Yet, another time, emboldened,
Inspired to take on the most daunting challenge
Of undergoing transmutation
From my sparrow to Your eagle,
My simple tricks to Your elaborate aerials
My mere words to Your Poetry.

Copyright ©2008 Ashley Williams

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