Friday, November 18, 2011

Feather Muse Friday A FEATHER BUT NOT THE MAGIC ONE


Feather Muse
Condor. 300 A.D.

A fellow student
at the botanical gardens in 1979,
whose daughter had been a bird rehabilitation aid, thanked me for our correspondence
during a time when her daughter was ill
by sending me what she said was
a California Condor feather
-Illegal to Purchase-
but it had been a gift to her daughter
from the other facility personnel.
I've had it ever since, though
it's lost some of it's original sheen,
and yellowed with age,
It's the largest feather I've ever owned
Said to be a fallen one from a wing tip

Meanwhile
 No progress on my magic feather patch
I will pack it, and a few other projects
to take with me to Massachusetts
where, surely, there will be enough quiet
to get back to the work again
 I'm hoping I can mail at least one
in early December.
Time may not be real,
but it does seem to escape my grasp
none the less.



3 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love how you wove the feather...wishing you a peaceful time in Massachusetts.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Oh, you are kind, but there are still more stitches to come on that feather to follow it's curve more accurately. I still love the design, so this one is probably the one I will finish over my retreat.

Nancy said...

Michelle I like your feather and look forward to seeing what you add or change or ?