Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Aviatrix

I envy her, high above foamy spindrift clouds. Carried aloft on unseen salt-spun wings, she turns her face into the wind, and soars.  

Storms brew.  Sun follows stars.  A million moments fly and time threatens her with unkindness.  Weathers wood, aging her brightly-painted carved white pine to gray.  And yet, she is timeless. Untouched by the stones of worry and regret that keep me bound to mortal earthly soil. 

I envy her.

And she soars.

 

This week’s prompt was to use the third definition of the word fly. Picture sourced from the net.

32 comments:

  1. Freedom, so worthy of envy. Loved 'foamy spindrift clouds' and 'stones of worry' because that is what they are, stones, weighing us done.

    Lovely Valerie, as always.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'm glad you are back!!

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  2. well chosen words for a magnificent expression

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  3. Oh (hug) back at cha, girlfriend, back at cha! Have a tremendous day! I hope to anyway. :D

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    1. Renae-I'm so glad you are my blog buddy!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the imagery of "foamy spindrift clouds." Great job on this one! :)

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    1. Tammy, Thanks! I appreciate that!

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  5. arrrr .. tis what carried sailors thoughts on a windless night .. the beauty steering them homeward

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    1. Lisa-what a lovely, lovely comment! Thanks!

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    1. Agreed, Lisa! What a wonderful thought! Thanks:)

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  7. Oh now I envy her too:) Great writing. B

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    1. Thanks B! We'll envy her together!

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  8. I really like this. Everything about this is good.

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  9. This is just beautiful. I'd envy that freedom, too, without worry or regret. I can't pick out my favorite line or description because I like all of it.

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    1. Thanks Janna-what a wonderful comment!

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  10. Yes, to fly free from earthly burdens. Beautiful write!

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  11. This was really nice. I liked how the million moments fly. The image is really beautiful, and such a nice adjunct to the writing.

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  12. Oh, I love the spindrift clouds and the way it plays with the salt-spun wings.

    I feel like somehow we were on the same wavelength, but a different bat-time, maybe?

    This sort of puffs and blows like wind in a sail.

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  13. "Untouched by the stones of worry and regret that keep me bound to mortal earthly soil." – that line is absolutely gorgeous Valerie! Well done!

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  14. You amaze me with your gift for writing such full and beautiful scenes in so few words. As always, your descriptions are delightful -- "foamy spindrift clouds,
    unseen salt-spun wings, a million moments fly -- are just a few examples.

    I love your new site, Pirate Woman:~)

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  15. hello, just dropped by to say "hi". So, ... hi ! :D

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  16. Lovely written .. I adore your alliterations that put strength to your poetic prose. :-)

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  17. This is absolutely lovely, every phrase, each image, each perfectly chosen word. Delicious.

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  18. This is just beautiful. While you use the word envy, I think admiration shines through your piece. And, (I should add), I admire your work in the same way.

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  19. I envy her too, and she soars - just like your writing! Lovely as always..

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  20. Valerie, richly told with such beautiful description. It's a bit different style, I think, than your other wonderful writing. I think writing challenges are great ways to try something different.

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  21. As I read this, I could help but get the sculpture "Nike of Samothrace" out of my head. It is one of my favorite pieces since it seems to embody movement and freedom. Another lovely story Valerie!

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