Tail feathers, crest
were first to go.
Then the eyes -
Division of parts, bleached,
dried, reassembled, glued,
buffed, lacquered -
bones in repose.
Upon willow branch
stately solitude and secret
Margaret Bednar, August 7, 2014
Last week I visited Washington D.C. and enjoyed many museums and art galleries - one of them was the Museum of Natural History's "Bones & Mummies" exhibit. I was entranced with the numerous animal skeletons - how each was displayed in a natural pose - I wouldn't have been surprised to see them just walk, swim, or fly away!
I am hosting a challenge Friday (August 8th) at "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Skeleton Poetry" - sharing a few of my photographs from the exhibit as inspiration. It starts 12:00 am Friday (central daylight time) and ends Saturday at 12:00 pm. You are welcome to join in the fun.
This is also linked with dVerse Poets Pub - Meeting the Bar - Lets LIMBO… simple expressions, in 40 words or less.
The skeleton above is of a Ringed Kingfisher - I just love their tilted heads - as if they have a secret. They are birds that prefer solitude - pair up only during the mating season to take care of the babies.