Thursday, August 23, 2012

IGWRT's - Ella's Edge "A Feather's Destiny" & Friday Flash 55

Art and Photo courtesy of Ella's Edge
A Feather's Destiny

I am a fragment
of my former plumage;
accept being alone.
Lighter, smaller,

my quill quiet.
Prefer soaring freely,
spinning out of control
Winging skyward,

free falling with abandonment.
Tickling, teasing, creating wonder.
Embracing nature's simplicity,
her freedom.

Not always thrilled to laud
a beauty's vanity,
number of enemies slain,
nor celebrate a hunter's success.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 23, 2012

Photo courtesy of "AimlessMusings2010"
This is linked with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, "Ella's Edge".  We were supposed to try to see what wisdom "speaks" to us through one of her images.  I kept coming back to a feather in this image and well, this was what I came up with (wise or not :)

This will also be linked with Friday Flash 55 - a story (or in my case, usually a poem) in 55 words - no more, no less. (link up after 8pm Thursday's)

23 comments:

Helen said...

Margaret, your poem is mystic and spiritual and so full of insight. This was the perfect prompt for your poetic style.

Susan said...

I never imagined what a feather would say. You do it so creatively! I too would rather the flight than the trophy--tho I pick up feathers in admiration if they fall or are thrown away.

Laurie Kolp said...

This is beautiful, Margaret... I especially like the first 5 lines.

RMP said...

you brought your subject to life quite beautifully. there is something very peaceful in this; maybe it is the "free falling with abandonment" and all the ways of embracing freedom.

Hannah said...

"Embracing nature's simplicity,
her freedom."


This sentiment stands out to me...such a beautifully worded poem, Margaret. Your imagery just flits like a feather in the sky! :)

Heaven said...

I like the freedom of the feather ~ The first stanza is specially lovely ~

Grace

Margaret said...

Hannah... my words "flit" I LOVE that :)

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

I love your first and last stanza! Beautiful yet thought provoking. Great job!
Mine is here
Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
hugs
shakira

Brian Miller said...

great use of language to really vreated the mood in this margaret....words like abandonment set the stage...esp in contrast the freedom...that last bit is tight too...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "I am a fragment of my former plumage....." and "winging skyward" makes my heart lift. Lovely writing.

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
Exquisite!!
You have such a beautiful thought process, and it's evident to the World!
Loved your 55 My Friend
Thank you for this little Gem!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...

BTW...Your comment hyperlink connected to MY POST....:-)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

This so good...the feathery feeling and the last stanza is a real punch...

Alice Audrey said...

Wild and free is definitely better.

Susie Clevenger said...

A feather's destiny...this has a spiritual/mystic feeling to it. I tried to pick a favorite part, but all of it spoke to me so profoundly.

Lolamouse said...

I saw your poem as a metaphor for aging. Perhaps that's been on my mind lately!

izzy said...

Thanks for featherlight- (although I envisioned a slightly larger feather
because of all the soaring and gliding-) enjoyed the second photo!

Vicki Lane said...

Very lovely!

Ella said...

I love the guided feel of your words~
I too thought of aging, how life dances and beguiles us and then sometimes gives us a kick into reality! Your words were romantic and felt like they were floating~
I loved it~

Kerry O'Connor said...

I really love where this image took you - the opening lines are just amazing, and each stanza takes the central idea up a notch. I so enjoyed the read.

hedgewitch said...

Your feather of a poem floats lightly down, and shows so many different facets and thoughts as it falls. Such a lot packed in here it's hard to believe it's only 55 words--lovely photo at the bottom, too, as well as Ella's.

lime said...

fascinating perspective and meditation on something so simple.

Nara Malone said...

Nice confirmation of the joy of being a loner. Loved your 55.

Mary Mansfield said...

Lots of wisdom applicable to life found in just a simple feather. Wonderful!