Friday, September 25, 2015

Feathers of Stone

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Feathers of Stone

I don’t want to be a cliche.”
--Cheron L’Estrange

Wrought iron, bronze, copper & aluminum,
as well as polished ceramic, pewter
& soft fragile soapstone birds

can never fly; but perhaps just
outside of the dimensional lines
their wings become rainbows

& they soar like joyful gulls.

Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at With Real Toads

For Kerry & her HS students;
Inspired by Cheron L'Strange--CLICHE


brudberg said...

Ha - just maybe metalbirds can fly.. You just have to have a wind-up machinery

KL Clark said...

....Or maybe this is my favourite! I love what the enjambment did for this poem. beautiful.

Margaret said...

adore this! I also almost used that exact line. The artwork is so fun - my daughter - an art major - made a dragonfly, fly, and a spider out of mechanical parts. They grace my desk under a dome of glass - the only insects I'm willing to "admire" inside my house. :)