Sky Hungry

Sky Hungry


If I can not be a bird

then I want to be a fixed wing glider .. gliding


Hanging on the very edge of infinite circles

like a harrier might ..


Although a windhover .. almost surely would

always both hungry and wild ..


Looking for lay-bys .. in the sky .. Somewhere where

we might make up new names .. new places and words


But if I cannot be a bird

then I want to be a fixed wing glider .. gliding


Alone with you .. above the clouds

making love, sky hungry and proud ..


  • Goldfinch60

    I can associate with this Neville as i have always said that when I come back I want to be a buzzard, just hanging in the sky looking down on the world.


    • Neville

      now that would be an extremely fine thing .. I quite fancy that too .. but would ya not rather be a golden eagle tho ... all you need do is fluff up ya chest feathers a lickle bit and roar .. thanks Andy ๐Ÿ™‚


      ANGELA HERE - Good Friday Neville - Love the Metaphors & Fantasies ! Yes I do envy BIRDS their 3D existance and *Birds Eye View* of things. Fish as well but they do miss *The Beauty of the Earth* I have parachuted (to raise money for a scanner) but *Hang Gliding* is on My list ! When GOD created us *A Litte Lower than the Angels* He forgot the Wings. I have been down the Grand Canyon in the front seat of a Helicopter - Next best thing ! Thanks for Sharing - Please check *BRIDGES* Thanks A & B !

      Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
      Love Angela - Brian - Smokey ! ! !

      • Neville

        Good mane Angela et al .. thank you for dropping in, visits are of course always welcome ..

        .. All Good Things, Neville

      • orchidee

        Good write Neville. You flying?!

        • Neville

          ... No I'm grillin, its much better for ya and reaches the poets that matter the most ... thanks tho for askin ....

          ... Neville ๐Ÿ™‚

        • dusk arising

          Speaks of out admiration for the birds and the desire to fly.... fly free and away from material ties.

          You took me to my dream worlds of long ago here Neville and yes, who better than a dream lover to accompany.

          • Neville

            I reckon a lotta people feel the same way ...
            tis both write up my street and my cuppa tea DA .. thank you very much indeed sir ..

          • Fay Slimm.

            I love this impressive flight of fancy where "sky lay-bys" give hours of aloneness with someone you love - --what a notion eh - that potent finalรฉ will stay long after the read in the mind of this reader.

            • Neville

              ........................................ whey hey โ€ฆ it seems we got ourselves a win win our Fay ...
              thanking you & muchly too ๐Ÿ™‚ Neville

            • Michael Edwards

              Another Neville special.

              • Neville

                You are far too generous for words Michael, I'm just gonna say a big THANK YOU .... Neville

              • MendedFences27

                I was airborne with you on this one.
                "hanging on the very edge of infinite circles," a great description of Harrier flight. A p;air of hawks lived in a tree just beyond our old backyard and we would watch them often as they circled. Of course your title says it all "Sky hungry" the desire to fly. It has motivated mankind for eternity. Although would I want to be a bird, or just able to fly like one. Basically it's a form of freedom we desire but cannot have. Loved your poem. - Phil A.

                • Neville

                  your comment is much appreciated MF27 and I am so grateful to you for saying it .. as you so obviously thought through it .. the poem, that is ... it never ceases to amaze me .. the numbers of folk who share my fantasy about flying ..

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