Poem #24

The Phoenix Song

If you’ve seen a loerie flash 

(scarlet and emerald green to make the eye sing)

you’ll know that catch of breath

as this shy bird flies

and shows its secret underwing.

If you’ve read of the phoenix

(purple and blood red in flames of carnage)

you’ll know the story of hope

as this mythical bird burns

then rises from charred plumage.

If you can imagine

how the fabric fanned

these thoughts

you’ll see the energy 

stitched into this quilt.

16 thoughts on “Poem #24

  1. You conjured a thrilling ‘…catch of breath’ experience for me in the poem and the stunning art piece! Thank you for sharing both, Mariss.


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