Writer, Teacher & Producer

The World Poetized Blog

A blog by writer, teacher and producer, Carey Rose O'Connell, highlighting collections of poetry, image, and philosophy supporting self-awareness and human evolution. 

Feather Dancer

Image by Carey Rose O'Connell

falling feathers landing at my soles
marking the prints of my soul
tying the plumed reminder strings
to patiently awaiting skeleton wings

in death I became a feather dancer
filling my wings with inherent answer,
whirling them from ground to air
 timing flight for path end tear

birds of a feather stuck to make a together
marking the winds with the signature glimpse
of the no name bird who calls every other her twin

The Poet's Cut

This piece was written in August 2013 for a prompt inspired by thread poetry unfolding itself in short form for platforms like Twitter.  The content inspired by the symbol feathers have played in my journey of self-exploration.  The image was taken earlier that same year, the simple feather against the simple concrete was a simple choice to compliment these words.