jet setter

the Common Swift is

uncommonly swift &

flies at amazing speeds

higher than high in

azure atmosphere

nary a nap ever needs

from Scandinavia to

to the sub-Sahara,

migrating as it feeds

stays in the air

with nary a care

pausing only to breed.

Screen Shot 2021-03-08 at 8.03.15 PM

image by Carl Bovis, courtesy of Sarah at dVerse poets pub

https://www.audubon.org/news/the-common-swift-new-record-holder-longest-uninterrupted-flight

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 14:58:00

    They are amazing birds… I have to find a place for them this summer.

    Reply

  2. Ron.
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 06:14:21

    Yup; Good stuff! Rhyming the end word of each tercet really makes this flow. Well done.

    Reply

  3. Ron Rowland
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 04:58:21

    Excellent! Rhyme, meter, and education – three of my favorite things,

    Reply

  4. Ingrid
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 03:08:30

    I’m really interested in how this prompt drew so many people (including me) to write in rhyme. I think it’s the inspiration of the swift’s freedom. Great quadrille!

    Reply

  5. msjadeli
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 00:50:48

    I love the lyricism and rhythm of this, Lynn.

    Reply

  6. Carol Congalton
    Mar 08, 2021 @ 23:52:33

    Love your poem!

    Reply

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