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ONE FALCON FEATHER

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ONE FALCON FEATHER


Pain had damaged her wings
in her seemingly endless struggles
beating them against the valley walls,
then, in the last days she made haste 
and climbed to the mountain’s summit
and flew free.

At first I could not see
that the sun and the moon 
were shining on that verdant floor
where she lay still 
till her soul opened its wings and ascended to live 
far above the clouds.

That bird of her soul encompassed the earth
casting no shadows
in all the six directions, and as I watched her ascent
one falcon feather like a sycamore seed
spiralled down and became entangled 
in my hair.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 1:18:00 AM

    Your poetry is a breath of fresh air on this site. I've re-read this poem several times now -- the imagery is enchanting. I might be interpreting the theme far differently than your original intent(which is obviously one of the wonderful, intrinsic qualities of poetry to begin with), but I sense the falcon to be a metaphor for a human who you hold close to your heart.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 1:00:00 AM

    This is so beautiful...I am not going to waste time trying to go into how well you use poetic devices, of which there are many to be found, in your writing...a moment lived, caught in the beauty of your words...like one falcon feather....

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:48:00 AM

    Beautiful, Tom. I love the gentle flow of this write. How have I missed you before? :)

    McFerran Avatar Thomas McFerran Date: 4/11/2013 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You didn't miss me . . . I've only very recently joined. Tom.x.