Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Birds Drop

.

your feathered corpse lies in the road
where you abandoned it:

one moment a driven shuttlecock with purpose
the next spent

litter
your chambered heart ruptured

with boiling blood


 I know this death, my friend

x

17 comments:

Vespersparrow said...

"Shuttlecock" is inspired, Isabel.

Lyn said...

Very touching..a death not noted ...except as waste..the last line is so powerful..

lucychili said...

well written

jabblog said...

Poor creature. Only the strongest survive.

Willow said...

You are an amazing poet..."driven shuttlecock", oh my the entire poem, "chambered heart ruptured, but all of it, you are a genius. I thrill to read you.

Marian said...

yikes, am i the only one who tries to remove birds (and animals) from the road before they are pummeled into nothingness? i see this as human v. nature and it's very powerful, well done.

Kenia Cris said...

A beautiful piece.

I understand it as the death of a flying dream.

=*

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is my kind of poetry - I love your style!

Great subject for a poem, and I certainly felt the emotion and futility... killer last line.
Wonderful work.

Andy said...

A very thought-provoking piece.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This has such an impact, Isabel. Well done. Poor feathered creature.

madhumakhi said...

Poor creature. I like the 'shuttlecock with purpose' followed by 'the next spent litter'. Two powerfully contrasting images.
Even i hate seeing dead birds on the street, especially pigeons. It's a macabre sight.

Andy McDonald said...

Inspiring. Just because an animals life is simpler and they are less intelligent it does not mean theirs is worth less than yours.

thingy said...

I cry for all the little creatures who had a purpose.

Terrific piece, Isabel.

Susannah said...

Touching and beautifully written.

Old Raven said...

Moving, painful, real!

Kim Nelson said...

Tight, terse and true, Isabel. A bit of brilliance here.
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/06/20/blue-melancholy/

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Isabel,

Sad ending, but such is life.

Eileen