Wind lifting feathers

#micropoetry

book pages on the side

of the road flutter like

the wind lifting the

feathers of a dead bird,

I pass by and mourn both.

~

I pass the river where the

snapping turtle lives and

wonder how she fares

and if she will wander

again come spring in

her larger than life

shell across the road.

~

Who encourages the

encouragers? Cares

for the ones who give

care? Who holds up

those who hold us

up? How can we

say we didn’t know?

~

Birds sit hopeful

on last year’s

bowed sunflower

heads. Soon my

feathered friends.

Soon.

~

It is Open Link Night for dVerse Poets Pub. There are some great poems already going live on blogs from all over. Stop by, read some poetry and leave some love. Share your own, it’s open to all poets!ย 

Today I am musing about things I saw on my drive yesterday, and the memories certain places bring up. Some are short enough to be #micropoetry and others not quite.

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34 Comments

  1. brian miller said,

    February 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    i love the bit on the turtle and the wondering about her…
    it calls to our connection to one another…
    and the third one…your question…who cares…
    apropo…

  2. February 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love that fist stanza of birds and books, it really is vivid but also the turtle…I am a turtle recuer myself. Loved this. Fact is I am a recuer of all those creatures…soon, yes- soon! Nice write, Shanyn.

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      thanks Dawn! I rescue all road critters I can ๐Ÿ™‚ keep an old putter for moving snapping turtles and helping snakes.

  3. February 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    *turtle RESCUER! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Glenn Buttkus said,

    February 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Somehow the image of the dead book, abandoned, soiled, rotting makes me very sad; even more so than a dead bird, which is not unnatural; like the short poem mode; maybe suggest it one day over at dVerse.

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      I know, I was the same way when I saw it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      I will probably use that form for a Poetics.

  5. claudia said,

    February 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Who encourages the
    encouragers? Cares
    for the ones who give

    care? …. that is a good question… some people give much…others just take… but we all need encouragment…we all need to be seen and loved and cared for… some very good points you make here shanyn

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Claudia, they are things that I have on my mind often. And they find their way into my poetry, sharing the weight of those thoughts I guess!

  6. February 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Who takes care of those that care… really a very vaild question… to give and take… I hope that by giving I will give to myself at the same time.

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      I think you will…that is wisdom my friend.

  7. February 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Brisk with anticipation – winter dissolves and it is again the resurrection season. Well done!

  8. Laurie Kolp said,

    February 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Lovely… I especially like the first one.

  9. Brendan said,

    February 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for reminding us how the ecosystem we live in need encouragers for the encouragers. For this reminder that soon we’ll be free again.

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      I believe you are right. Thanks for coming by.

  10. Oloriel said,

    February 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I loved each part for different reasons, a different part of the voice so to say, which is always a lovely thing for me when reading poetry. I especially liked the last two parts and the addressing to the birds.

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them, and thanks for coming over.

  11. Other Mary said,

    February 19, 2014 at 12:23 am

    The first and last are my favs.

  12. Grace said,

    February 19, 2014 at 1:55 am

    This question struck me the most: Who encourages the

    encouragers? Food for thought here Shanyn ~

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      If you find an answer, you’ll tell me okay? Okay! Thanks for coming over Grace.

  13. Mary said,

    February 19, 2014 at 2:51 am

    A nice set. I was especially truck by the question of who encourages the encouragers too. I often think about care-takers and what a difficult life a care-taker sometimes has & hope that they have someone who cares for THEM as well. Encouragers and care-takers need ‘care’ and ‘encouragement’ too.

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      They certainly do, and I pray that there is someone there for them!

  14. kaykuala said,

    February 19, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Sometimes one often wonders what prompt the caretakers or caregivers into giving out their all. They ought to have been motivated and where are the motivators! Nicely Shanyn!

    Hank

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks Hank! I think those with a serving spirit just love to serve, and that should be encouraged, and they need our care.

  15. February 19, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I love these musings…very nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you, glad you came by to enjoy them with us.

  16. Abhra Pal said,

    February 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Beautiful fragment of thoughts – heart warming. So much said with fewer words.

  17. February 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I like each one of them. Thoughtful and each one invokes a response by the reader… and that is the beautiful part. Lovely!

    • shanyns said,

      February 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      ah thank you so much, that is so encouraging!


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