Flight
Heath Houston
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This is great! I love the last two lines —

“I hear the wind blow gently
in the language of the birds.”

— which really evoke a sense of oneness with nature.

If you don’t want feedback, feel free to skip the rest of this paragraph, but…I think “stand” would work better than “stood” in the first line. It would keep the whole thing in the present tense and strengthen the nowness of the poem as a whole…if that makes sense. </unsolicited advice>

The title, Flight,” is perfect, with all its possible meanings: flight of birds, flight from the world…even flight of steps, given the photo (which works well with the verse).

I really enjoyed this. Thanks so much for sharing it!