Gliding on the silver breezes
Arcing through the turquoise light
Alabaster wings unfolding
Bear me far from mortal sight.
Hanging on these golden currents
Grandest of the soaring things,
Life takes on a whole new meaning
Viewed from here on outstretched wings.
Glistening in the morning sunlight
Pinions etched in purest black,
Troubles fall to earth from heaven
Watch me fly—I won’t look back!
Pelicans of the inland byways,
Birds of earth and air and sea,
Graceful in their ivory glory
Help lift my weighted heart to Thee