“Flying”

It’s a dizzying height—but somehow not.
To look upon the earth from six miles up,
And see horizons all around obscured
By so much air it’s turned the view opaque,
And see a sweeter blue than words can tell.
How certain that the word we read is true—
God has indeed set glory in the heavens.

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago while flying down for a friend’s wedding, after seeing the land beneath, the clouds all around, the clear blue above, and the horizon going fuzzy in the distance.

As always, I earnestly welcome your comments, suggestions, questions, critique, or other feedback about this or any other part of my work. (In other words, if you liked this poem, or you didn’t like it, or it made you think of something, or … please leave a comment to let me know.) If you liked this, you can follow this blog, which includes one of my poems every Friday, or read other poems I’ve written here on my blog (starting with those linked from one of the “archive ” installments, since the full archive is by now, at well over a hundred poems, somewhat daunting); I’d especially like to know, as part of my preparations for a collection, which poems you think are my best. You may also share it with others, subject to my sharing policy.

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