deponti (deponti) wrote,

The soaring kite


I went up to the terrace
To look at the view.
I was feeling down.
I needed cheering up, I knew.

Against the blue sky
And the clouds, grey and white,
I found it flying....
A solitary kite.

Not coloured, but black.
The string was taut, not slack.
Tethered to realities
That lay on the ground,
It yet soared with hope.

Perhaps it had found
The truth that although
Our moods may be stark
We should reach for the sky...
And find the light in the dark.

I came back downstairs
With a heart that felt light
I'd learnt a good deal
From that soaring kite.

Tags: cheering up, kite, photography, poetry, sadness, verse

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