Whisper of Wings

In the dead of the night,

When stars shine with all their light,

My wings stretch out,

I feel no fright.


There's something there,

I feel the air.

Why do I rise away?

Why can I not stay?


The town fades below,

As into the air I go.

Underneath me the world spreads,

From my mind melts all my dreads.


Hills and mountains,

Towns and fountains,

All beneath me speed.

Why do I feel this great need?


To no destination I fly,

Silhouetted against the sky.

I speed along,

Singing to the air a song.


Finally again I settle,

I've had enough to meddle.

In bed I lay,

Ready at last to face the day.