Today's poem is by Eric Beeny

The Feather, an Optical Sorrow

The feather,
an optical sorrow,
my memory keeps it awake,
a dream to me,
underwater enchantingly
it was this love to learn
to reconcile,

You will never know
of other things,
the evidence simply, secret animals,
their songs and statistics,
we'll learn to like
the more we sing, the more we other
wise continue on immortal,

the more we close our eyes

Copyright © 2011 Eric Beeny All rights reserved
from Of Creatures
Gold Wake Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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