Sunday, January 22, 2012

Feathers Appear Twice


Beauty Tied

 Beauty tied
 with a grieving band
to the feathered death
of individuality.
Killed by a noxious ale
of conformity’s interpretation
deftly administered in
small doses until unique
had a metamorphosis
into a replica of
brainwashed perception.
A bright light
now diffused
by originality’s surrender.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
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Feathers of Immortality

Beauty sleeps
on angel down,
gathered feathers
of immortality.
A body caught
in a photographic wink
now tied to artistic eternity.


©Susie Clevenger 2012
Photograph: From Boris Hoppek’s Tokyo exhibit “Ever”

27 comments:

Ben Ditty said...

Feeling thoughtful and speechless at the same time. Wonderful work.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i think i like the first the best actually...i hope i never fall into that comformity where originality is lost...easy to lose ones voice in mimicry...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Ben...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Brian...I hope to never "conform" either.

Wander said...

This was one very good poem, topped by another

anthonynorth said...

Excellent concepts beautifully written.

Berowne said...

I liked the message you delivered, and so well expressed...

Helen said...

'tied with a grieving band' ... yes, what grief feels like. This is a wonderful poem.

Mama Zen said...

Wow! Both of these are exceptional.

Tess Kincaid said...

Long live originality...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Wander..I was inspired to write two so I thought I should share both.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Anthony

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Berowne

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Helen..I got to know the grieving band too well last year.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Mama Zen

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes Tess...may originality never die

Lolamouse said...

Very lovely poems, both. I love the image of the black "grieving band." Reminds me of those armbands you used to see.

Doctor FTSE said...

Wonderful use of some rare words.

Trellissimo said...

A body caught
in a photographic wink

Loved this description of a snapshot. :)

Summer Rain said...

two pieces for one prompt, how divine.

well done.

Tumblewords: said...

a lovely layer of words

rel said...

The second is my favorite, although perseptions change with the light.
rel

Cad said...

There's an added giggle waiting for you on the Year of the Dragon, if you have time to take a second look? Thanks for dropping by yesterday and leaving a comment for Trellissimo et al. :)

Lucy Westenra said...

Rare words alright. Feathered death of individuality stretched the mind.

Carrie Burtt said...

Both are a work of wonder....love these Susie!!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Beautiful! Nicely penned!

JJRod'z

zongrik said...

i like the contrast


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