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The Kitist

A poem by Daniel Kauffman

With the precision of a surgeon
and the skill of a sculptor
he carves the sky
with his kites into symmetrical forms,
Perfect in time and space.

And as I see the wind
as a tool of flight,
he sees it as a canvas
to present to the birds
his interpretation of them
and to the spectators,
his desire to be one of them.

Try as we may
to find our own flight
through paying homage
to the gift of flight
contesting his inability,
he has no need to try.

Daniel Kauffman, Vancouver BC 1997

'There is no gift greater than that of inspiration'

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