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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
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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purpurealuna From: purpurealuna Date: March 10th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I adore this series, and did not realize there were more.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 10th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you like it. Yes, all the poems are listed in probable order on the Fledgling Grace page. Gosh, there are 34 of them now, counting the two new ones!
elliemurasaki From: elliemurasaki Date: March 14th, 2013 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 14th, 2013 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you like this.
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