Learning to Fly

tom petty 1s

Working on a mystery, going where it leads.  Into the great wide open under skies of blue.  Will you sail into the heavens, constellations in your eyes?  A red-winged hawk is circling.

White light cuts a scar in the sky.  Take it to the heart; face up to your soul.  Stand in the moonlight.  You belong somewhere you feel free.

The shape of the mist–
feels like something from a dream–
you’re learning to fly.

Songs quoted: Running Down a Dream, Into the Great Wide Open, The Dark of the Sun, You and I Will Meet Again, Luna, The Waiting, You Can Still Change Your Mind, Only a Broken Heart, Wildflowers, The Waiting, Learning to Fly

tom petty 2s

Words from Tom Petty and Colleen’s poetry challenge.

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22 responses to “Learning to Fly”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    A lovely tribute.

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  2. Sunshine Jansen says :

    This is beautiful, Kerfe; thank you. I’ve had such trouble dealing with this, but what I keep thinking is poor Mike must be more devastated than anyone… I was listening to “Hypnotic Eye” yesterday (his last album with the Heartbreakers and my favorite) and thinking I could make a cento from all the wisdom on just that album – you’ve done a fine job for me with a much broader palette.

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  3. Jodi says :

    beautiful tribute


  4. Colleen Chesebro says :

    What an excellent tribute to Tom Petty. His music always spoke to me. You have captured his spirit in your words. Excellent! ❤

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  5. Jill Kuhn says :

    I have always enjoyed Tom Petty’s music. I was saddened too by his recent passing. Your portraits are beautiful and pay a lovely tribute to him. ❤️

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  6. memadtwo says :

    Thanks Jill. A sad reason to do some drawing…

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  7. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Beautiful tribute!

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  8. Olga says :

    I was so happy to see your wonderful tribute in art, words and video to Tom Petty. “Flying over my worries is the hardest thing.” ❤

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  9. Carol says :

    What a terrific tribute! 💖

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sharon Mann says :

    RIP Tom, beautiful post for Tom, thanks Kerfe.

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