Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy World Poetry Day!

By Georgia Douglas Johnson

Your world is as big as you make it. 
I know, for I used to abide
In the narrowest nest in a corner, 
My wings pressing close to my side. 
But I sighted the distant horizon 
Where the skyline encircled the sea 
And I throbbed with a burning desire 
To travel this immensity. 
I battered the cordons around me 
And cradled my wings on the breeze, 
Then soared to the uttermost reaches 
With rapture, with power, with ease!

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