Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Falcon to the Falconer by Jonathan Steffen

The Falcon To The Falconer
By Jonathan Steffen

Unleash me from your hand
and I will lance the light for you.
I'll cut a swordblade on the wind
and pennant it with flight for you,
to signal I am yours
if you will free me to be true to you.

Unleash me from your hand
and I will mock the sky for you.
I'll pull the anger from the air
and make the breezes sigh for you,
to show that I am yours
if you will free me to be true to you.

Unleash me from your hand
and I will jewel it bright for you.
I'll hunt the treasures of the wind
And pluck them into sight for you,
to show that I am yours
If you will free me to be true to you.
O, cast me from your hand
that I may show my love for you
and throw me to the wind
that I may know my need for you.
All darkness on your hand,
I'm hooded, pinned, and held by you,
O, give me back my wings
that they may bring me back to you.


Kelly said...

Oh, I really love this poem!! I've missed seeing you here and hope you're getting your Blogger issues worked out.

Your bluebird photo looks professional!! I'm so impressed!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I've read this one before. I love the last lines, pleading for wings to return by. Another great selection, as usual, Marion! :)

Wine and Words said...

Difficult to do, to let go. I could though...on the tail of such a lush poetic offering. I believe him. He would not have gone far at all.

Three days!!!!

Andrew said...

The longing for freedom.

How timely. And wonderfully written.

Thank you.

Serena said...

That is an absolutely stunningly beautiful poem. You have exquisite taste in the pieces you choose to share.

Julie-ann F Bowden said...

Hi Marion, so lovelt to hear from you.
Your blog is so full of beautiful pictures and words. Such a dreamy place!
Hope your having a great week!

erin said...

nothing can be held that tightly.

only in freedom
does love breed.


quid said...

One of my fave poems.

The line...

"I'll pull the anger from the air"...

doesn't it?


Terresa said...

This is stirring, especially the lines, "Unleash me from your hand/
and I will jewel it bright for you."

Hope this last week of February sees you well, Marion! We are wrapped up in scarves and jackets here, but lots of sun.

Margaret Pangert said...

This a challenging poem, Marion! On the one hand, when in love you want to be believe in mutual trust. However, there is a little bribe involved with the falcon: the falconer always rewards the falcon with food as a treat when it returns. Hmmm... Does love have its reward,too? me

Rick said...

this is really gorgeous Marion
God bless the children who blow the dandelions to the wind