Dear God, make me a bird

How very rarely one looks up.

Each timed step,
weaving feet to ground,
looking down—

to earth, and rock and boards
of life—
the notion of elevating the burden

of down
ceases to enter
preoccupied minds.

It is a different world towards sky.

So simple really:
it’s where birds fly.

© Kristin Reynolds 10 16 2010

Dear God, make me a bird

Kristin reynolds

South Paris, United States

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 41

Artist's Description

I found this old poem I had written a couple of years ago in one of my old poetry books (from the 1800’s) filled with all the old greats! Longfellow, Bryant, Byron, Poe, etc…this poem is so simple, but I thought I’d post it anyway…
It’s weird, reading through older poetry—almost sad in a poet’s heart kinda way.
The title came to me just now when Jenny from Forest Gump jumped into my head with that line that I loved the most from that movie:
“Dear God make me a bird, so I can fly far far away from here…”

AND, Mr. Loui Jover painted this for the poem…I am still in disbelief that anything I write would inspire this kind of beauty. Thank you, Loui.

Artwork Comments

  • moonlover
  • JRGarland
  • Arcadia Tempest
  • markjackson15
  • Christie  Moses
  • Rhenastarr
  • Rocky Loder
  • jeanni2010
  • G2 Unplugged
  • devotee1
,
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.