Friday, March 18, 2011

Notes Cloaked In Feathers

( click picture to see the birds! )

cloaked in feathers
bloom in the sky
writing love songs

I throw off my dancing shoes
and join the bright vision
to write in the air and see
how high it goes

I would have asked you
to come with me
but I trust in the air
to ask questions

and hope you'll soon
be flying nearby



roseanna2u said...

omg,I absolutely love this poem and that's such a beautiful painting. It reminds me of A Ribera landscape.I'm studying Art History. Just breathtaking! <3 If you get a chance would you leave me a comment on my blog? I'd like to know what you think of the'sayings' I'v put up.
thx <3

zonedin said...

I've been collecting feathers for years and I almost have enough for my wings I hope to build.

rivercat said...

roseanna-thanks will do :)
zoned- my older sister has a feather collection.
but sooner or later we all get our wings :))

Anonymous said...

aw! i think you should be the one asking her and not the wind... :) haha... i really love your posts lately... it shows so much about your heart. a heart overfilled with love and appreciation. ♥

rivercat said...

AWWWW haze, i know what you mean. sometimes we flutter around in an imagined flight, and others times in the nest for real but mother nature knows best and will lift us when ready. i have 4 orange trees in my back yard with bird nests each year and love to watch and look forward to helping them out,the parents do most of the work but sometimes a small one will be pushed out by a bigger sibling (by mistake i hope ha ha)and needs some attention :)

Nicole✗✗ said...

This is so lovely! You speak from the heart so beautifully!

Thanks for the sweet comment, you're so kind. : )

margg. said...


this is wonderful.
so light.

VildesVerden said...

So touching and pretty!
Happy weekend wishes from Norway

rivercat said...

Nicole- thanks, sushi is such a gentleman, and you so beautiful :)
margg- you are beautiful too, my heart soars when you leave a comment :)
vilesverdean, thanks and so are you. I hope to hear you paly sometime :)
wow do you have a great blog, I love callesen's paper masterspieces

The Dreamer said...

It's like a song !! <3

Psycho Babbling Basher said...

I can grow wings. I think.
Simple post but very profound.
The painting is totally radical!

Alcina said...

Its so supernatural and that whats makes it so unusual..throws me into dreaming..

Anon. said...



Kindred Spirit said...

Beautiful. Hopeful. Will join the few poems I can't read often enough hanging on my wall :)

Nicole✗✗ said...

Gave you an award on my site! You don't have to do the silly things for it, I just wanted to give you the award. : )

rivercat said...

Thanks Dreamer, your words are music to my brain :)
Psycho Babbling Basher - thanks, you are one of the birds in the picture soaring in the sky :) Alcina- your posts are dark and dreamy and cast a spell on me :)
Anon - you give anon a good name , always interesting to read your thought provoking blog :)
Kindred Spirit- youre too kind, always warms my heart to see you comment :)
Nicole✗✗ - i am honored thank you! Your movie reviews are wonderful. I cant wait to see black swan :)

Arian Tejano said...

If there's such a thing called "cinematic poetry", this would be it.

cloaked in feathers
bloom in the sky
writing love songs"

This stanza is a pure jewel.

You can make a good song out of this poem. This is grand as love should be.

rivercat said...

Thanks Arian
I have gone through a few of your earlier poems and they amazed me, many of them imo are like rosetta stones of thought for people ( like me) who struggle with how to write. It's one thing geting lucky, but I think its better to have a thought process or skeleton to hang the process on rather than getting a lot of weeds and dead thoughts staring at me so often. I guess its like a guide to thinking with an open mind while being able to identify what sounds like it has some life to it.( if that makes sense)
thank you so much for putting your poetry online:)

Linda said...

I feel like I should say something intelligent and witty here, but what I think is -- how very lovely!

Jon Parsons said...

"trust in the air to ask questions"... great line there. I like this poem, and the painting it's paired with is perfect. It reminds me of a summer day at the seashore of the lovely coastal province of Canada I'm happy to call home... thanks for this...

I found your link added to a linky tool at my teaching blog. I'm happy you added yourself to the list, but just so you know, this site is a blog I keep for a university class I teach. My own writing blog is

Of course, I'm not saying you shouldn't visit my teaching blog, just that you probably won't get much response from my students. They're new at blogging (and are being somewhat forced into by me) and they generally don't comment there much.

It's good to make your acquaintance all the same, and I'm going to add you to my blog roll on my creative site. You've got a good thing going here and I like your way with words. Hope to catch up with you again soon.

nadh said...

i want to cry!!!!!!!!!never felt this way.

rivercat said...

Nice Reveiw of the Movie "Black Swan" by Nicole✗✗

Noiseless Patient Spider Poetry Blog

Blue Skies Cloudy Days Blog

John Parson's Writing Blog

An English Class Blog

Hi Linda, Jon, and nadh, thanks for visiting and commenting :)

Hi Jon, thanks for filling me in. I really liked your teaching blog. I'm glad you didn't mind my adding my name. I did see your other blog and am following it now. I felt more like a student than anything else that day but now i'm following both. I regret focusing so much on art and science in school and avoiding english and music and math classes. I got away with it but wish I learned more about those subjects so I'm especially attracted to blogs about english math and music now hoping some of the knowledge will rub off on me.

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There's much in the world that you can't explain.
It's revealed for you to remember
by the whispering voice of a distant train
or a midnight rain in november.

Horizon within! You can always find
the keys to Enigma. Let's mention
one basic Truth: of spirited Mind
Is Nature naught but extension.

Internal expanses! In dreams, ridden
by fear and longing you roam
that deep Southeast in your soul hidden
...on your random journey back home.

Single Swingle


Casualidad sopla la sangre
de alguno señor desconocido
durante los pocos restantes
momentos del resplandor de faroles

que se vislumbran tras el follaje
flameando de las obsesiónes
igual efimero como gotas
del cinzano de la soledad –

En aquel tiempo me levanta
dentro uno incidente avejentado
que en seguida palidece
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chica, nadie conoce que tus grisos
ojos significan aún; con todo
el sueño que hube evacuado
tu escudriñas nuevamente.

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nicht wahr? Die fristlos Entlaßung
am Ende wird kaum wunderbar.

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besonders besonnene zum
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des Lebens halbfaßen darum.

Fremde Gedichte


We need a new analysis of probability. My hypothesis is that disorder is as constant as energy, since increasing material disorder, entropy, is counterbalanced by increasing structural regularity, symmetry. I tell you the Law of Entropy and the Law of Symmetry, ruling approximatively equal universal validity derive through bifurcation of the still more basic Law of Probability, that is, math, and rather simple math at that. Can you dig this?

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VildesVerden said...

Thank you. It is
Happy monday greetings from Norway

dead-girl said...

Stopped by to see if you had anything new put up and read your poems over again :)

hope all is ok with you

thought I would leave a note hope thats ok?

turtlenotes said...

This made me happy:)

Nicole✗✗ said...

Thanks for your sweet comments!! You are too kind. : )

rivercat said...

dead girl- it's always ok to leave a comment. Im doing ok and I just put a new one up :)

Hi turtlenotes- thank you, that is about as good a comment as anyone can give :)

Hi nicole, hope you are feeling better :)

to nadh, wow, that comment of yours was really sweet... I forgot to mentionu how happy that made me to see in my reply earlier. thanks :)