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#460136 - 02/04/14 11:57 PM How our world would look if you were a bird
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#460143 - 02/05/14 02:39 AM Re: How our world would look if you were a bird [Re: pufferfish]
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Beautiful photos, I was enjoying views from sky like I'm a bird, lol, thanks Puffer!

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#460148 - 02/05/14 03:21 AM Re: How our world would look if you were a bird [Re: pufferfish]
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Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3317
Loc: O Kanada
thank you for these awesome amazing
breathlessly beautiful pictures.
each one is worth a million words.

i have saved all of them to my computer.

all my life i dreamt of being a bird,
especially when i am mountain climbing.

i love looking down and seeing the back of a raven in flight.

it is awesome to be up there sharing the view with them.

when i am working on highrises in the city,
i get the same sensation from seagulls.

i feel almost as if i am one of them.

it is hard to resist the urge to jump,
but i know my wings won't work.

as a child, i was deeply affected by the myth of Icarus.

THE GANNETS OBSERVE DAEDALUS AND ICARUS

They would have been indifferent to it.
These two men stripping plumage from dead birds
slipping feathers inside robes
before returning quietly to the world
where their existence had been caged.
And then too bird fat
sealing wings tight together
till they stretched in a giant span that
allowed these men the dream of flight,
the giddying sense of breaking free
from earthbound guards in mimicry
of birds that swirled and eddied over sea.

They would have been indifferent to it
These men balancing on ramparts.
The clench and tense of muscle.
The drum and clamour of their hearts.
And then that trust they placed in feathers,
the weightlessness of plume and quill
that lifted flesh to bright corona
but then an instant later, will
flail, fold, descend, disintegrate.
till that young man plucked by gravity
plunges till his dream is dashed
in a splash and small disturbance on the sea.

They would have been indifferent to it
- our human, vain fragility.


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Icarus

Remember when I flew?
Sill-wet-wings wide against the sky,
Riding my own thermals,
Born of the heat of passion
And the winds of expectation.

Rising on hope and ambition
Through the pull of limitations,
I flew to a world of light,
Carpeted by clouds.
Pierced by minarets
Of endless possibilities.

Remember when I flew?
I was a god then.
Rising toward certain destiny
Free of rules and laws.
Free of somber gravity.

I flew because I could.
I had become a god-bird;
A hawk in locked-winged break
From my past, my self,
My species.

Remember when I flew
And I thought that flight
Would last forever?
How the sun called down to me
To reveal the secrets of the light?

Even as my wings would soften
And I heard my father’s warnings
Coming softly from behind,
I knew that soaring called me;
That my life depended on it;
That in this risky flight to heaven
Lay the answers of the light.

Remember when I flew
And came face to face with God?
The confusion and the fear,
The certainty and the joy,
The friction of all opposites
Searing, burning in bright light.

Shedding ambitions like feathers
Dropping from my wings… I fell,
Pulled by the glow of gravity
To the sea where fusion waits.
And I passed beside my father,
Flying cautious circles in the sky,
Calling to him imbued
With the joy of understanding:
'Don’t ever forget me father…
And remember when I flew!'


Jose F Rosado
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Flight Of Icarus

As the sun breaks above the ground
An old man stands on the hill
As the ground warms to the first rays of light
A birdsong shatters the still

His eyes are ablaze
See the madman in his gaze

Fly on your way like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun
On your wings like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun

Now the crowd breaks and a young boy appears
Look the old man in his eyes
As he spreads his wings and shouts at the crowd
In the name of God my father I fly

His eyes seem so glazed
As he flies on the wings of a dream
Now he knows his father betrayed
Now his wings burn to ashes to ashes his grave

Fly on your way like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun
On your wings like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun


Bruce Dickinson/Adrian Smith
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- Michelangelo —

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#460151 - 02/05/14 04:11 AM Re: How our world would look if you were a bird [Re: pufferfish]
peroperic2009 Offline
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Hey V-V, it was nice to read how you like to see ravens high in sky while hiking or seagulls above the city's streets.
Must admit that I'm always looking for birds too. In the city those are hawks on couple of skyscrapers that I'm regularly checking while walking to work and in downtown I like the most watching swifts, that bird is king of speed, lol. They are nesting in holes and crevices of walls and roofs of old buildings in downtown. During summer they are chasing each other with noise making beautiful and short turns, they are so aerodynamic...

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#461927 - 03/02/14 11:22 PM Re: How our world would look if you were a bird [Re: pufferfish]
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Puffer, these are beautiful images. I had so many favorites, but the Giza Pyramids stand out for me after seeing them all. I just wish I weren't so afraid of heights!
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#461939 - 03/03/14 01:35 AM Re: How our world would look if you were a bird [Re: peroperic2009]
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