Starling Dharma

How oft' we miss that so clearly within our reach,
or miss the lesson that no earth bound master could ever teach.
vibrating wings
pulsating sound 
as one 
a million souls leave the ground, 
Yet oh so soon descend; 
let stillness reign, 
their fleeting journey at an end 
until the cycle of hovering souls 
begins again...

-- Georges de Bernard, 2008