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Chasing Swallows

July 15, 2012

Skies in Anatolia are strung with swallows –
pairs skimming afternoons
for the joy of it

and when lids close against blue dazzle,
shadows flit in unison on dull red –
fleet minims hang

for the want of it.

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24 Comments
  1. Beautiful small poem, Becky, that sings out ‘swallows’ from first line to last. Love ‘fleet minims hangs/for the want of it’ πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Peter. What a lovely comment.. I don’t always find it easy to be short, tuneful and clear, so really appreciate what you say πŸ™‚

  2. smiles…you def captured them well…and love how you see them even with eyes closed….i think there might be something to that…smiles.

    • Ah, thanks Brian.. you alwasy have something positive to say. Hope you’re having a good weekend πŸ™‚

      • hope you are having a wonderful wednesday…smiles.

      • ah, thanks Brian.. just getting used to the cool of an English summer and will be back to Dubai swelter by the end of the month

  3. no wonder we ride roller coasters and jump out of planes and date blonds, for the sheer sky-grasping joy of it

  4. sky-grasping :0

  5. yeah this is a beaut, Becs. Fleet minims – for the want of it. perfect closure. clear, cogent and very pretty

  6. Becky,

    Very pointed and focused. Great pictures gathering to great moments. I enjoyed this a great deal.

  7. A very nicely turned miniature, Becky. Small, but perfectly formed!

  8. fleet minims hang
    for the want of it….love this becky…such a vivid capture

  9. What a beautiful ending. Love this.

  10. The simplicity is an illusion. You have packed imagery and metaphor in this poem. The thought of taking flight while leaving the weightless shadows is something to aspire for. Thank you for sharing this. I love it.

    • That’s a lovely comment, Beth – thank you so much. Yes, it was a distillation of a swift, packed moment… very happy to hear that’s coming across.

  11. On wings it is borne and i follow

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