Pagosa Springs Artists

On A Hope and a Wing


tiny cottonwood seeds,
winging on goose down,
sail the spring air on
a hope or a dream

sail the westerly wind,
ride a purposeful breeze,
like a flock of birds
all of one mind

stopped by an obstacle,
a rock or fence post, or
captured by flower petals
in a softer landfall

grains in gossamer wings
put down roots, send up
a shoot, unfold whole
leaves, the start of a tree


first published in Time of Singing

also published in Illinois State Poetry Society 

©2013 Bonnie Manion


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