Written for dversepoets:

  • Pen a poem that is about FLYING/FLIGHT (NOT FLEEING)
  • Take ONE or MORE of our natural winged phenomena – bird, bat, insect, seed, flying fish! (but NOT mythical creature with wings, NOT mechanical objects either)
  • Your poem can be purely literal or mixed with metaphor or even allegory
  • Write as subject or object; 1st or 3rd person
  • Preferably use FREE VERSE (like Sandburg & Lawrence above) as that best suits the subject of flying!
  • If you use any poem as source or inspiration, please cite the original in your post [click links to read above poems in full]

Bats at home

there were seven creatures
black as night
flying in circles
there is one creature
black as night
flying in a circle
I cannot hear the clicking.
For bats disease spreads

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

16 thoughts on “FLYING/FLIGHT:

    1. Yes. My good friend is a wildlife rehabilitator and she said that raising baby bats is the best because they are super sweet. But if you ever touch a bat that has gotten hit by a car or something they have to kill it to check it for rabies. I had a friend once take in a bat to care for it and my rehab friend was besides herself knowing the threat of rabies and the laws around getting them tested.


  1. Very tragic with themes of loss and death. It is very apt, as Grace said, of our world today. What a fantastic and innovative take on the theme of flying. If I recall, this is the first poem that utilizes bats for the prompt!

    Great work, it’s heartbreaking and haunting in how it’s written.


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