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Monday Poetry Prompt: Aerodynamics

This week let’s write an aerodynamic poem. There are plenty of poems about natural flight so let’s get more specific. I want this week’s poem to be about flying in an airplane or some other human invention that gets us off the ground. We’ve only been doing powered flight as a species for less than 120 years so there’s still a lot that hasn’t been written yet. Post your flight of fancy in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


17 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Aerodynamics

  1. Air and water are fluids
    The fattest bodies move
    clumsy on land
    streamlined in water.
    The whale and walrus
    the sea lion and seals
    We are aerodynamic.

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    Posted by JeanMarie | September 30, 2021, 3:16 AM
  2. Fantastic and that’s me flying to a tee. I love this Bartholomew, excellent!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by GypsieWolf2014 | September 28, 2021, 8:31 PM
  3. Will a non mechanical flying object count?

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    Posted by Cassa Bassa | September 28, 2021, 3:29 AM
  4. Can you fly?
    By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris
    Response to Monday morning poetry word prompt

    Aerodynamically speaking
    humans can not fly
    Not like a bird on the wing
    uses perfectly constructed wings
    to fly

    Speaking of aerodynamically speaking
    that is to say
    of a bird on the wing
    a peregrine falcon is the fastest
    flyer by far

    Below the deepest blue of the sea
    where nothing can fly
    the many legged crustacean one
    cooked oft in a pot is more aerodynamic
    than a car

    A car proposed to travel man around
    could never fly
    It’s aerodynamic’s designed by man
    can not get it off the ground
    not yet

    But if a falcon can soar as a bird
    on a wing
    and a lobster can fly through the watery abyss
    since a car is fashioned from all of these
    then why oh why can’t I fly?

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    Posted by GypsieWolf2014 | September 27, 2021, 12:37 PM
  5. my flight in time would take me to places
    I have seen but do not remember now
    nor was it ever stored into my brain
    as just a baby Germany was home
    I have always wanted to go back there
    but back to those days when parents were still
    alive and well and siblings were alive
    and well and I would have met my brother
    a time machine is my wish for this time
    to go back once more and know what I did
    not know back then because I was a child
    make it be back then
    now is not the same

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | September 27, 2021, 7:56 AM

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