Perfection.

Perfection.

A Poem by Fay Slimm

 

 

 

Perfection.

 

There it lay weightless and waiting until a breeze
lifted it's gossamer frame
and silently floated its presence away.

 

That marvel of strong fragility which tho' covered
with patches of under-down
was intelligently patterned for rigidity.

 

Feather-perfection can when attached raise aloft
any hollow bird-bones, taking
to hovering heights outstretched wings.

 

Feather-borne fliers skim the sky, drift on thermals,
quiver in ether,
stay afloat, dive when keened by fiercest of winds,
feel warm throughout
chilly nights and successfully brood nestfuls of kith
and kin by fluffing up heat or cool.
Fine tufted smoothness surrounding dense matter
gives thistledown buoyance
and hooked strength to feather-mass schooled in
usefully dressing dove or predator.

Praise for the sight of discriminate beauty within
such flimsy wonders as this.

© 2020 Fay Slimm


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this is awesome Fay .. a very special poem and one that will without doubt appeal to all us horneythologists out here...

Neville

Posted 1 Month Ago


Fay Slimm

1 Month Ago

Horney indeed dear sir !! Smilin' wide at that very apt term - -- ha ha - special thank yous how.. read more
the bird representing the strong woman...the beauty of color, the feathers dazzling but it can come at you fiercely, but also as a dove...
peaceful but independent. she flies to her own tune.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Fay Slimm

1 Month Ago

Love your perceptive interpretation jacob - this piece devoted to sound values can be what you want .. read more

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Fay Slimm
Fay Slimm

Camborne, Cornwall, United Kingdom



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