Hannah Loughran, Contributor. 

Birds are not restricted by long rivers

or winding roads. They need not boats and oars,

or cars and engines to see the world. And

how sweet their view! Nature’s rich banquet laid

before them, and every tree boasts a branch

for slumber. Never do they fear the past,

but cast off the feathered layers of old,

and use these sheaths to build new nests for free.

Yet never do they know the joy of men,

who look up to the sky and see the wings

of creatures who fly closer to God than

they. Human hope soars on those wings, which do

not doubt, but trust the air to carry them

over stormy seas, roads, mountains and trees

Published by The Gown Queen's University Belfast

The Gown has provided respected, quality and independent student journalism from Queen's University, Belfast since its 1955 foundation, by Dr. Richard Herman. Having had an illustrious line of journalists and writers for almost 70 years, that proud history is extremely important to us. The Gown is consistent in its quest to seek and develop the talents of aspiring student writers.

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