Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Memorable Fancy

From recent plane trips, I have come to know
Just what our country looks like from on high,
As seen through clouds, so very far below.
Today a grand illusion in the sky
Caused dizziness. I lay back in my swing,
Inhaled my Chinese lilacs, and my gaze
Went upward. Truly 'twas the strangest thing:
Farmlands and fields and rivers through a haze
Of drifting water vapor did appear,
As though my world had been turned inside-out,
As though the antipodes had come so near
I'd reach them if I just let go. About
Me all seemed poised to let me go and float
Off to the skylands, however remote.


  1. Sounds beautiful! Wish I had seen it.

  2. Come visit sometime and you just may 8)


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