Take Flight (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Take Flight (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Take Flight ( poem by Polly Castor)

Take Flight

tizzy wizzy
so much going on
a flapping flock of thoughts
crowding in, all squawking
on the same branch,
so many things to do–
pistons accelerating
propellers whirling
blades churning
rotator shaft
spinning so fast
it’s all a blur
priorties swarm,
buzzing about, flitting,
sampling every flower,
workmanlike, the artisans
drag back buckets of
sticky pollen, collecting
and creating sweetness
from here and there
hectic commotion
and thronging demands
jockey for position
for what’s next, and next,
and then, at last… lift off–
taking flight–
receding into
an early dark sky,
as the noise
ebbs and wanes,
leaving behind
a solstice hush,
a conspicuous calm,
coasting to stillness,
openness, receptivity
and wonder.

by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Marianne 5 years ago

    Perfect timing for the craziness that the holidays bring. Distracting us from the real focus of it all.

  2. Karen Montanaro 5 years ago

    Thank you for this wonderful poem, Polly! As soon as I read the title I knew it was for me — I’m experiencing that “tizzy wizzy” before my flight to Germany for the holidays. I love (LOVE!) thinking that I’m actually
    “coasting to stillness,
    openness, receptivity
    and wonder.”
    Big Love!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 5 years ago

      Have a great time!

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