Sunday, July 30, 2006

Taking Flight
By Don Iannone

to fly
unpack your suitcase
let go of your briefcase
strip down completely naked
surrender to your wings of lightness

24 comments:

Plus Ultra said...

We carry too much luggage with us and that is why we never fly...is money a luggage? Is Fame another one?Is unforgiveness a luggage or a millstone around our necks.....

Don Iannone said...

Indeed Plus Uttra...all you mention are baggage. Be free and fly this day. Thanks for stopping by.

samuru999 said...

Great poem Don!
"Surrender to your wings of lightness"
Love that line!

I really like the comments plus ultra left...

Don Iannone said...

Indeed Margie...Plus Ultra is right. Enjoy and thanks.

Dan said...

I'm dropping my luggage.
I think you know the one about dropping one's baggage by realizing that there never was any baggage. And then we bend over and pick it back up and carry it for the sake of helping all beings drop theirs. But with a difference, now. Thanks from all of us, Mahasattva Bodhisattva Don!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dan for seeing and helping others see.

Homo Escapeons said...

You must be talking about your spirit flying. The last line is wonderful. Excellent advice from a gentle soul.

At first I wondered if you had your rights violated at the airport.

Poetry by Kai said...

wow

Shane said...

amen

Don Iannone said...

Hey HE...Too fuuny. Yes spiritual flying friend.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kai. Try it. Might be fun...at home of course.

Thanks Shane. Amen is right.

kathy said...

HiYa Don! :) i was just at Raufs place and he had a beautiful bird taking off in flight... and now i come here and learn how we too can fly and be free!

its true, our heavy packages keep us down!

kathy said...

LOL@homo escapeons

Don Iannone said...

Kathy true...so we must work on lightening up. LOL

Rob said...

Great minds think alike! :)

Silvermoon said...

Hi,
I'm here via my blogging friend Floots' site where I've recently read your comments.

I like this view of releasing "our baggage" from beginning to ending imagery. Yes, we all need to soar. I'm pleased to have found another fine philosphical poetry blog.

Kathleen said...

Great one Don! now that is Flying..! :)

Don Iannone said...

Hi Rob...yes like minds do fly in the same circles.

Hi Kathleen...thanks. This is fly-ing.

Silvermoon...Thanks for stopping by. Floots is great. I really enjoy his poetry and photos. Please come back

polona said...

i really love this gem of yours.
so much wisdom packed in so few words.
(enjoyed the comments, too :))

Don Iannone said...

Polona...thanks. Comments say it all.

dumbdodi said...

Wings of lightness, your poem itself has taken its readers on a mini flight. Very nice

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dumbdodi...enjoy your flight!

Liquidplastic said...

Baggage can be a drag, and it's good to let it go, but there are some baggage I need to carry so that I can fly, and it's my wings.

I so enjoy this piece!

Don Iannone said...

Amias...thanks. Very interesting point.

We've had this discussion before about whether/how our baggage (problems, trials and tribulations, worries, addictions, and afflictions or suffering in any form) plays a role in our spiritual growth. If we accept the "things are the way they are because of our karma", then all that troubles us is an aspect of our spiritual evolution.

I like to think of our "wings" as those parts of ourselves that have been liberated from karmic forces. They lift us out of the mire that keeps us stuck.

Interesting discussion. Thank you. Blessings!

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