The Flight of Words

Flight of words …

The Flight of Words
The Flight of Words…like butterflies.
















Words fulfilled in rustic plumes,
like clouds overhead they accumulate,
sharp edges all with rise and fall
they flow as spiders up a wall,
and what will a mind contend.

The art of words speaks loud and clear,
with deft hands and often lines austere,
that wake minds from their indolent rest,
to understanding and to truths attest,
the meaning of it all.

When art is rendered and whispers lilting,
the words of grace elude, pretending
to release what a mind intended so,
connection and beauty of form all sewn,
and a heart moved as consequence.

As words are filled with nuance,
each line a treasure of meaning held,
and flow like wisps of warming breeze,
do soothe the mind and with doubt appease,
as art saturates the soul.

And words fly like butterflies,
vivid colours in chaotic flutter,
yet delicate they to their destination,
arrive in beauty of expectation
and their paths of predestined ilk.

So with love and attention given,
words can save and of compassion driven,
to guide a soul to wanted ends,
and in light overcome and somehow transcend,
a flight-ed souls released.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

6 thoughts on “The Flight of Words

  • July 9, 2016 at 3:49 AM

    Tony, you put so much beauty and compassion into your writing. This is a lovely verse on the art of using words to their best purpose. I love this poem. Well done and very inspiring.

  • July 9, 2016 at 5:12 AM

    Glad you found it inspiring Phyllis. Words are our swords, our thoughts and inspiration and the tools of our art. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • August 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    “Words fly like butterflies “… magical, Tony. Your words, here, that you have put together, make me glad I am a writer. Your words do justice. Thank you, my friend!

  • August 4, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Thanks Tamara, for your kind words of support, they are truly appreciated. Take care.


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