Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, INSPIRATION, by GRACE HOLBROOK BLOOD

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INSPIRATION, by                    
First Line: Oh, there are days when I can fly
Last Line: My spirit soars upward, and sings!
Subject(s): Flight; Sky; Wishes; Flying

Oh, there are days when I can fly
Away from the lowland track,
And turn deaf ears to the nudging noise
Of the cares that would call me back.

When joy gives wings to my eager feet,
And wings to the words I sing,
I am off to a place on the tip of a hill
Where the clouds will be opening.

And if I forget I am mortal and frail,
I can reach and touch the sky:
For the sky, though a keeper of mysteries,
Can be friendly to such as I.

And there, from that place on the windy hill,
The unspoken seems quite plain:
I'll read me a riddle -- and answer it, too,
Before I go back again.

And I'm wishing a wish that every day
Might grant me the boon of wings:
But then -- I'll rejoice if once in a moon
My spirit soars upward, and sings!

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