You painted novel ways to look at feathers
as you and me through blackbirds are together.
where shadows moving can be birds or dreams
If hope is feathers, blackbirds too it seems
are visions broken into parts to stories
Each new perspective grows in plumage glory
where every feathered wing another mirror
through which my world glows brighter, clearer.
Kim asks us to write heroic couplets for a poet or a poem today at toads. Mine is to Wallace Steven’s “Thirteen ways to look at blackbirds” with a small reference to Emily Dickenson. I will also link up to Poetry Pantry tomorrow.
March 24, 2018