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The old barns are slowly disappearing from our landscapes….  

There is beauty in their aging faces.

 

Posey County Barn (Photoshopped)

Osprey, Hovey Lake

Posey County, Indiana

 

Osprey, Hovey Lake

 

Osprey Nest, Hovey Lake

Posey County Sunrise
Posey County Sunrise

 

 A Thousand Birds by Hilda Morley

 

A thousand birds—they flew out of
your mouth at your dying,
                                       as you said
                                       they would
& bewildered me:
                         They bewilder me still.
Nearly 48 months have passed & the beating
of those wings has haunted,      filled
                                              this room
                                              where I
sit now writing, the room
where you died:
                         a clattering
of wings has passed through these walls.
                                    Something has stopped.
                                    Something
is unable to go any farther.
                                    The wings are
                                    still now
                                    & I rock from
                                    side to side
                                    with the faintest
movement barely perceptible because I cannot
breathe in this stillness
                                        & must set that power
moving,
               those enormous wings
flying again
A Thousand Birds from Cloudless at First by Hilda Morley
(Kingston, Rhode Island: Moyer Bell, 1988)

Barn  -  Posey County Indiana

Barn - Posey County Indiana

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese term that is hard to define.  In simplistic terms,

it is an aesthetic consciousness whereby an object’s true essence is found

by looking beyond the surface.

Wabi Sabi

When we look beyond the physical appearance, we can see an inner

beauty in objects that are imperfect, decayed, cracked, wrinkled, etc.

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"Featherheart"
was chosen as
the name for
this blog
because when
I remember
to keep my
heart light as
a feather,
life is much
easier.

ReadWritePoem

Censorship

Jimmy Margulies
The Record
Jan 7, 2011
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