Thursday, August 04, 2011


August 4, 2011 Small Stones
flight by Teri H Hoover
Inspired by a photo by Barbara Boethling-
Her blog link-Polished Stones 

Feather in the Grass by Barbara Boethling

I remember sunlight flight-
leaving a stream of unseen enfolding lines.
I remember the caress of the clouds-
we were white on white.
I remember the lift within the vane-
strong and complete.
I remember the unseen air singing in the barbicels
a great breath bringing every dream alive.

Downy wisps  remain my very own dream~ afterfeathers that still catch sunlight and breeze, I am sustained by the thought of all this love. 

To write this piece I wanted to learn more about the parts of a feather- so I of course delighted to learn quite a bit.


  1. :) Beautiful stone, Teri! :) I love lines 3-6: powerful and whole. :) I'm a huge fan of your photos as well as Barbara's. You both are fabulous photographers!

    Thanks for posting the anatomy of a feather! There were a few things on there I didn't know about! :)

    And thanks so much for visiting my small stones blog! Now that July's River of Stones is over, my small stones will come by few (if I find one, I'll post it!). I will go back to posting on my regular poetry blog at Poetry by Lotus: Blessings!

  2. :-) hello my dear A~L... I am so glad you enjoyed it. I found that I did not know enough about bird feathers to write what I wanted to of course I looked into it. It was more of a challenge than I like or am used to - but I am sure it was "good for me" to stretch my writing wings(oh dear) Thanks for stopping by- xo teri


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