Monday’s Poem


Descent to Earth

Descent to Earth

I am 
Impossibly soft and delicate, 
as I flutter and float into 
An all too brief life of my own

Time is suspended for just a moment
As I enjoy my freedom
From the bird, and the wing

I am
Held gently in the air,
As the world, my only world, stands still 
For an eternity

Then I am taken
By the soft currents of the breeze

My delicate passage, as I fall
And flutter to the surface
Of the Earth

And I settle
And I rest

This absolutely stunning poem was sent in by Jane to include on the blog. I am bowled over by the gentleness that Jane has captured and the evocative words. When I read it I could literally see the feather floating down before me. This ties in with this week’s creative writing theme which will be all about air and movement… this space! I hope you like the photo’s that accompany the poem, they are of a beautiful barn owl I was lucky enough to meet.

What a beautiful and gentle way to start the week.

With best wishes,


Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

3 thoughts on “Monday’s Poem

  1. A lovely poem. I needed to be lifted to the air thank you. Even though this poem is called ‘Descent to the Earth’. I feel the light air in it. Being connected with this blog and nature and other people’s poems helps me to experience the outdoors with new wonderment. Thank you Jane and Emma.

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