This piece is special in many ways, not least because it's the last poem I began in my very busy 2011 and the first one I completed in 2012. What a journey it all has been, and what a way to mark it - with a poem about the beginning of a journey...
The glimmer of the aircraft's wings;
the shimmer of the breaking sea:
we pierce the cloudy canopy.
Take my hand,
We fly, we rise, we ride the dark,
we dare the brazen, flaming lights;
we'll hide somewhere beneath the stars
beyond the watching skies at night.
step out with me;
The clouds our floor, the winds our walls,
unbound, the world beneath our wills,
the fearful sun behind the hills.
close your eyes.
A tremor, yes, a trembling heart:
a kite of steel a-sway at night.
All dark, all smiles, a lovely start,
but rest for now until the light.
... and more than half a year later I return to find that yet another wonderful poetry site has closed down? What a year it's been. Also posted at We Write Poems. More poems.