Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Raven part 2



birds that love
high trees
and winds
and riding
flailing branches
hate ledges
as gripless
and narrow,
so that a tail
is not just
no advantage
but ridiculous
mashed vertical
against the wall.
You will have
seen the way
a bird who falls
on skimpy places
lifts into the air
again in seconds-
a gift denied
the rest of us
when our portion
isn't generous.

*Ledge by Kay Ryan


Raven feather is *here

xo Ro

9 comments:

  1. Yummy Yum Yum! Gorgeous Detail in this feather.

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  2. Your choices in stones for these feathers are GREAT. And "ditto"....the detail is gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing this poem too :o)

    xxooxxoo

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    1. Gracias Birdie!
      xoxox

      *I've been enjoying reading, Kay Ryan who grew up in the Antlope Valley,(the desert close by) I met her when I met Billie Collins, she was warm and funny and so comfortable, I felt like I knew her already.

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