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Friday, September 17, 2010

Poem of the Week

Welcome to Saturday’s Poem of the Week! Each week, Bill Cook of Poetry Matters and I (Talon) take turns highlighting one of the poems from Monday’s Potluck Poetry. I hope everyone enjoyed reading all the amazing poetry this week as much as I did. It’s really neat to see all the interaction of creative minds—a pure delight. Thank you, Jingle, for being such a stellar hostess.

This week I’ve chosen the poem “Owl Mother” written by Kiera of Kieraville blog.


It’s been raining outside. She
shivers, bedraggled from roots to
tip as she enters the house. Owl-like
appearance, tawny feathery hair. I
expect her to flap her wings, hoot in
the evenings, fix me with a beady glare.
Would she take to the air? Oh she hates
to fly. Mundane mutterings directed at no
one in particular; she sat in traffic, hates
the daily grind. Butters savoury biscuits in
the kitchen: a mediocre meal. Will she go
out tonight? Sing her song to the Forest?
Ah, it is just my imagination that flies, while
she is wrapped up in her bedsheets like a nest.

The flow and the thoughtful and fanciful way the mother in the poem views her daughter, captured my imagination. The attention to details—tawny feather hair, beady glare—reinforce the owl imagery beautifully. The poem resonated with me and is as lovely to read the tenth time as it is the first.

Thank you, Kiera, for sharing this beautiful work. To read more of Kiera’s fine poetry, please visit Kieraville.

I hope everyone is enjoying the awesome poetry that has been shared and I look forward to reading more fantastic writings on our second Potluck Poetry on Monday. The McLinky will we be up on Sunday at 8 pm (CST) and will stay open until Tuesday 8 pm (CST). 48 hours to share up to 3 poems! Look forward to seeing you all there!


Claudia said...

this is fantastic - jumped over to her blog to read some more - and they are all fantastic!
and i really love her style of writing – it’s so honest – it’s raw – it’s direct – no unnecessary fanciful layers wrapped around her words
this was for sure a good choice you made!

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

This is such a thoughtful post, Talon,
Thanks for the beautiful highlight of a fresh poet's work...

your interpretation is a killer.
Love your perspective and way to go,
poem of the week on week 2.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

Ah, it is just my imagination that flies, while
she is wrapped up in her bedsheets like a nest...

Kieraville, love your imagination out there...the image in the end of your poem hits home.

creative mind never gets bored of your surroundings...
keep shining!
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to highlight your work.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I've only just seen this.

Thank you so so much everyone, I am truly honoured to be Poem of the Week!

I'll have to try to think up some new poems for you lovely readers now; glad to know the work is as enjoyable to read as it is to write.

Much love, Kiera xx

Anonymous said...

I like the straightforward, descriptive nature of this piece. To me, the poet has made very good use of her words; the picture is clearly painted. Well done, Kiera :)

TALON said...

Claudia, I knew you'd enjoy Kiera's writing. Thank you!

Thank you, Jingle! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post. It was really fun coming up with a poem to highlight!

Kiera, it was well deserved. Can't wait to read more of your fabulous poetry!

RiikaInfinityy said...

I enjoy it as well!=D~ Lovely blog and wonderful words, great job Kiera!=P

Will be looking forward to see more of your works, congrats!<3

Rajlakshmi said...

thats a beautiful write... wonderful choice for this week :)

Anonymous said...

It is such a pleasant surprise to find really good poetry on here. This week's winner is indeed just that....a winner!

jamiededes@rocketmail.com said...

Thanks to Kiera for her lovely poem and to Talon for her fine analysis ...

Excellent selection. Worthy of multiple reads.

Nice work all the way around. Thank you! :-)