It never ceases to amaze me how simple words can evoke beautiful images and strong emotions. These poems are all wonderful. I was particularly moved by your poem 'Song of the Flood' Prairie_Kestrel. The lines:
I sing in my soul of the freedom of flight,
And the dreams carried on the wind...
I sing in my soul of the lightning and the flood,
Of the fear and of the fall, of endings and beginnings...
(I hope I copied it out correctly
) really touched me. I also really liked your poem 'I was but a small thought' Ai-Ante. It seems that writing good poetry is certainly not a lost art.