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Learning To Fly Again

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Learning To Fly Again

Voice of Scandinavia
(learning to fly again)

In the twilight hour
Blue mountain range
Changing to dark giants

Mysterious figures springs 
.. out of the steep hill sides
Hour of mysteries and fantasies

You`ve been runnin`for too long
Now you`ll be hiding in the dark
Protected behind Mother Nature`s shield

At the break of dawn
Mother Nature, relieve my pain
This time it may very well be my last
Take this injured bird up to the mountain range 
Let it spread its wings, and learn to fly again

Soar above high mountain peaks
Colorful valleys - all from a birds eye
Its all I know.. All I ever wanted to know
Great Spirit of Nature.. keep me under your protective wings
Lift my soul and let it fly, let me learn to fly again


A. Ertsland
June 29th 2012

* Inspired by finding a little bird who had fallen out of its nest earlier this year.See ya:-)

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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 11:46:00 AM

    soupmail returned ;-)

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 8:47:00 AM

    Hello, again my friend. This is an awesome write! Actually, I have enjoyed reading many of your poems and I live them. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 1:57:00 PM

    How adorable to write of such a moment with nature....felt your energy and compassion....Tell your lovely wife to feel better sooooooon. I will Federal Express her some chicken nooooodle soup!.....gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 10:10:00 AM

    Arild, I read the comment that you left on my daughter's poem, and when I got to the end-line of this wonderful poem(and deep my friend, a lot more going on in-between the lines), I was smiling wide.

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 9:40:00 AM

    Good Morning Arlid, how are you this morning? This is a very serious experience.. especially when falling and can't get up. I know many times when we take that second flight, life kind of goes around better... hope you put the bird back in it's nest. Thank you and have yourself a very lovely Sunday ;-) always PD

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 4:17:00 PM

    Wowa, Arild, this is going on tomorrow's blog my friend. This kind of inspiration is very rare. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 9:29:00 AM

    Wow, this is a thought provoking write Arild, so many meanings to it.. A joy to read today.. My dad is into birds etc so we have quite a few of them that think they own our yard.. They bring loads of joy to my folks though..It's my mom's bday today.. ;) hope you are enjoying your day ;-) love & hugs CTC

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 8:07:00 AM

    Arid I like this a lot, very inspiring for any bird, have a good weekend my friend..David

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 7:08:00 AM

    Your poem is a beautiful read this morning, Arild! I hope that little bird is soaring today...yes, my poem, Fresh Paint, is fiction. I cannot imagine going through such a tragedy, but I know such things do happen. I am going back to make a note on the bottom. I hope you're enjoying your vacation. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 6:49:00 AM

    Just beautiful Arild!Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 6:09:00 AM

    arild!!..this is perfectly conducted, it carries a clear image with a natural flow. .. i fly with you into the winds of poetry.. more waffles for you..:) hugggs!

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 5:51:00 AM

    beautiful and inspiring poem, Arild! I'm putting it into my favs! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 5:50:00 AM

    A beautiful sensitive write from our great poet Arild may he write many more, sending you the smiles you just caused, luv vie