This is Day 5 of Paul Brookes’s Special January Ekphrastic Challenge. I misread Kerfe’s title as Beneath Cloud Wings, but that’s what they look like to me. 😀
Beneath Cloud Wings
Some hearts shatter–
their fragile shells swift-scatter
in the wind,
where owl-scoped and scooped,
the bleeding shards
are nested and guarded beneath cloud wings
to be reformed. Then re-hatched,
they flutter and fly,
soaring—knowing they may crash and crack again.
Reblogged this on The Wombwell Rainbow.
Thank you, Paul.
You’re more than welcome, Merril
Hearts with wings. That’s lovely! Now I know what those red clouds mean.
Thank you! I saw hearts and wings. 😀 And yes, you’re right. I think that is what the clouds meant.
The wind beneath the wings….this is, as Jane said, lovely. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe. I’m so pleased you like it.
Reading the images and the poem together was like taking a little trip inside your mind. I really enjoyed it!
Thank you very much, Liz. That’s interesting about taking a trip inside my mind. For these prompts, I’ve mostly just looked at the images quickly and then gone from my first impression–so hearts and wings. 😀
You’re welcome, Merril. When it comes to ekphastic poetry, I think first impressions bring the best result.
I love that you misread the name of the piece and went where you did. Hearts and wings, indeed!
Thank you, Dale. I like where my misreading sent me, too. 😀
A lovely accident 😀
Life is full of ups and downs
Indeed it is.