Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gail Hennessy #30 Aerodynamics


Aerodynamics

 

Triumphantly she calls from the top of the slippery dip, ‘look at me'. Today is her birthday. She is two. Minute against the oak tree backdrop, she has scaled Kosciusko. 'You did it' I call and she's off, sledding the slide in a whoop of joy. Suspended from the cage of bars she swings as confidently as any orang-utan, her arms willing her body back and forth and I must quell any sign of concern. Who is this woman I have become? Aware of so many dangers, wanting to shield, contain. I need to wear a different mask.

 
first flight
leap from the nest
winging it

 
Gail Hennessy  2016.

 

10 comments:

  1. I love the haibun form, and I love this example – sparkling prose and brilliant verse, a window into both the woman and the child.

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  2. Thank you Rosemary. You have a gift both for poetry and for commenting.

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  3. beautiful, Gail! And I agree with your comment above too:)

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    1. Thanks Efi. It has even great to travel with your fine poems.

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  4. Whoops of joy from me - love this

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    1. My favourite line in this poem Lizz. Thank you!

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  5. Yes it's lovely! And a great title, too.

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  6. I shall miss your beautiful, intelligent writing here, Gail. Selfishly, I'd like to wake up to your poems, and their gentle humour, but I'm going to keep an eye out for you in any case, now that I know you. Thank you.

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  7. I have loved your poems Efi and will be dropping by 366 for a lovely start to the day. This last month has been special for me to be in such wonderful company.

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