Poem: Broken Feathers June 18, 2012 / T. James / 12 Comments To heal I must rise on the wings of solace, But with broken feathers, I see only dirt on the ground. Leaden and useless, I am nothing. And yet, as I caress the earth, I find I can clear a path… Broken Feathers by T. James, © June, 2012. Just Click to ShareShareFacebookTwitterWhatsAppRedditPinterestTumblrTelegramLinkedInSkypePrintPocketEmail Ephemera, Poetry brokenfeatherspoempoetry Previous Post Self-Censorship Vs. Creativity. Next Post Self-Publication: The Floodgates Aren’t Open Yet—But They Will Be, Soon. 12 Comments Krista Walsh (@krista_walsh) June 18, 2012 at 11:38 am Wow. <3 Reply T. James (Post author) June 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm Thanks, Krista. Reply Savvyannah June 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm Wow short and sweet.. I get the feeling there was more you wanted to say? I really like it Reply T. James (Post author) June 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm No, that was it – I wanted to leave the reader with a thought… I’m glad you liked what there was though. Reply Matthew June 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm Simple and image-ful (if that’s a word, and if not, I just made it up) A lot of poetry goes the epic route. And I’ve found I like the ones that encapsulate an idea in a lot less space. Reply T. James (Post author) June 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm This was partially influenced by our discussions on the short story format – framing ideas and letting the reader fill in the gaps for themselves… Reply Gareth June 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm Evocative and touching, nicely done TJ. Reply T. James (Post author) June 23, 2012 at 10:48 am Thanks, Gareth. I appreciate you taking the time to read it. Reply Marianne Su June 23, 2012 at 2:34 am Love the shift in emotion from despair to optimism, especially for a short poem like this. Reply T. James (Post author) June 23, 2012 at 10:50 am Thank you, Marianne. I was trying for a lift at the end… Reply Steve McHugh June 24, 2012 at 10:01 am That was very good, TJ. Reply T. James (Post author) June 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm Cheers, Steve. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.