Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "On Silent Wings"

This poem came out of the March 5, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from chordatesrock.  It has been sponsored by Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the series Fledgling Grace.


On Silent Wings


The Deaf come
on silent wings
like barn owls,
soft cream
flecked with
darker brown.
Their hands,
dancing, do
the speaking
for them.
They touch
each other's
quiet wings,
gentle fingers
fondling the
soft feathers.
It is a thing
that they do,
that very few
people do,
this kind of
touching.
Grace ripples
over their skin
like light
under water.
Their hands
slowly sign
I see you
to each
other's souls.

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