04 May


A rainbow un-torn,

Thin flying paper with tails.

String dangling from low branches,

Kite in a treetop.

Who will take it down?

Who will, with careful hands,

Retrieve it to fly again?



22 responses to “Refugee

  1. brian miller

    May 4, 2014 at 8:35 am

    one who cares enough
    for all things & can see beyond their own tragedy.



  2. vandana

    May 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

    There will be someone to take care of it……………


  3. Susan

    May 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful. Kites all want to fly. And a tree is only a dangerous port in a storm.


  4. Cressida de Nova

    May 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Someone who is caring. So it could be up there dangling in the branches for some time!


  5. claudia

    May 4, 2014 at 10:21 am

    i love when someone cares enough to help untangle things and get them out in the sky again… no matter if it’s a kite or a person who needs help


  6. Sherry Blue Sky

    May 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Beautiful, my friend.


  7. Talon

    May 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Those things we played with and abandoned…whether by accident or by choice. I loved this, ZQ.


  8. jo-hanna

    May 4, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Delicate lines, like the subject itself. Need no untangling.
    This would be nice for Susan’s Midweek Motif, ‘children’. I am still struggling with that.


    • Susan

      May 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      But that’s not for another week! relax


      • ZQ

        May 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        Now now my friends 🙂


      • ZQ

        May 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm

        Thank you every one for all the gracious comments and welcomed visits.


  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    May 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Who will? who ever helps someone else.. and yes the title helped me to an inner meaning.. compassion is what’s needed.


  10. Laura Hegfield

    May 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Lovely imagery, so tender.


  11. Sumana Roy

    May 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I second Brian and Björn …..this is a beautiful poem laden with sadness…..thank you for the lovely Hindi comment ZQ.. really enjoyed it and I’m still smiling… 🙂


  12. Grace

    May 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Someone with a dream and will to make it come true ~ I love this post ~


  13. gillena cox

    May 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I like the fact that you mentioned ‘caring hands ‘

    thanks for linking up at
    Lunch Break Sunday meme

    Much love…


  14. gillena cox

    May 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I like the fact that you mentioned caring hands
    Thanks for linking up at Lunch Break Sunday meme

    Much love…


  15. Audrey Howitt

    May 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Aww love this–I once wrote a piece about a tree that ate a kite–this is much more tender–lovely!


  16. dsnake1

    May 5, 2014 at 9:06 am

    and then i saw the title, and the poem takes on extra layers.
    what a truly “show, don’t tell” poem is .


  17. CC Champagne

    May 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    It may just be my mood today, but this is so sad… Brilliantly written, love the concept, but so, so sad!


    • ZQ

      May 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Yes, but not the solution.



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