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I wish I had wings

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I wish I had wings

Oh bird! I wish had wings like you 
Flapping and gliding over the sea and the clouds through 
To explore the infinite glorious sky
Tell me little lark, how you manage to fly so high

Have you seen daffodils dance?
Like a saffron river ruffles to the mild breeze pass
Have you flown over the miles of meadows?
The grazing cows and sheep where their cry echoes

When you glide over the Ocean so vast
Do you feel tired and to rest, search for a mast?
Have you listened in the air the dolphins’ whistles? 
Or seen the school of flying fish high above the sea ripples

I feel I am caged up and my world is so limited
Maybe I have material things that you never have experienced
You are much luckier than I, burdens or barriers are none
Sweet lark! You are free to explore where-ever you heart sets on


Oh bird! I wish I had wings like you




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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 12:07:00 PM
    This is very beautiful and I wish I too had wings too, than I could fly everywhere and anywhere. Thanks for sharing....... Lucilla

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 7/11/2013 8:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Lucilla
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 9:38:00 PM
    This is an absolutely lovely poem...I enjoyed reading it tonight

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 7/11/2013 8:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you donna
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:42:00 PM
    This is so gorgeous for its imagery! Love especially your lines on the daffodils and the saffron river. You should say: I wish I HAD wings like you! Luv, Andrea

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 7/10/2013 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, Your comments are very valuable
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Oh bird I wish for wings like yours Same meaning but smoother. second stanza is excellent add an s to meadow. Third stanza perfect. forth stanza Maybe should be one word. Exchange priveleged with experienced. line four of last stanza remove the word but. The poem as a whole flys high, great metophor and much underlying meaning. let me know if you make changes. either way it is still a good poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure, I enjoyed your poem very much, have a good night Manel.
    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 7/10/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard .
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 1:15:00 PM
    - A very beautiful poem, Manel - I wish I have wings .... "free as a bird." - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 7/10/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear