For this week’s Poetry Friday, I’m sharing a random find from the Poetry Foundation. The poem appeared in the poetry collection, Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art. May this poem inspire you to spread your wings and soar high.
Poetry Friday round-up is hosted by Erin at The Water’s Edge!
Your world is as big as you make it.
I know, for I used to abide
In the narrowest nest in a corner,
My wings pressing close to my side.
But I sighted the distant horizon
Where the skyline encircled the sea
And I throbbed with a burning desire
To travel this immensity.
I battered the cordons around me
And cradled my wings on the breeze,
Then soared to the uttermost reaches
With rapture, with power, with ease!