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Sailors In the Sky

Vultures on the wing high up in the sky
Careen in flight as they go sailing by
Tracing out patterns of vanishing lines
As they create most exquisite designs

Other birds like eagles, gulls and falcons
Also engage in such exhibitions
Viewing them gives a feeling of freedom
That transcends daily life's din and humdrum

With wings outstretched they effortlessly ride
Rising air currents that support their glide 
With angled wings they dip down and then rise
Navigating their way up in the skies

In total mastery of flight they appear
Cavorting and floating up in the air
With the gracefulness of their flight on high
They are true avian sailors in the sky









Since I was a child, I have always admired the effortless gliding of vultures up in the sky. 
Among other gliding birds listed are albatross, eagle, condor, stork, frigatebird and seagull. 
It is a truly delightful to watch the marvellous gliding action of these birds way up in the sky as they ride the air currents.
This poem is dedicated to them: the genuine avian sailors in the sky.

(I have made some adjustments to the original to include some other gliding birds in the body of the piece). 

Copyright © john beharry | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 5/21/2017 11:46:00 AM

    What a wonderful descriptive write John and avian sailors in the sky is a perfect line. I remember seeing frigate birds when we went to Florida many years ago and I was amazed at how huge their wingspan was:-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 4/11/2017 9:52:00 PM

    Good write John. Interest nature piece.

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