Hummingbird’s Feather

A hummingbird feather’s delicate
No longer than a pinky nail’s wide
I know if I ever did find one
I’d think I was in heaven and died

© 2012 Michael Yost 3/15

http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2012/03/think-tank-thursday-88-feather.html

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16 responses to “Hummingbird’s Feather

  1. Oh, that would be so tiny! The hummingbirds haven’t returned yet. When they do, I’ll keep my eye out for a feather.

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  2. Google is so helpful in these poetry pursuits, I find.

    I like your piece very much – especially that last line! My dad used always to say that about a cat that had some cream, “He thinks he’s died and gone to heaven!”

    Kat, of Poetikat’s Invisible Keepsakes (Acadianeire in WordPress)

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    • Thanks for the visit and the comments. They are always welcome as are you. I did enjoy reading some of the pieces on your blog and found them to be entertaining as well as informative.

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  3. Clever and so visual! I love it~ I love taking photos of them…I so can see the beauty in your words 😀

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  4. They are magical to find, just like the birds to bear them. Wonderful poem.

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  5. a hummingbird feather? 🙂 I love feathers Since I was little I used to collect them (smile)

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    • I have a friend who makes dream catchers and he buys bags of feathers. I never thought to ask him about getting hummingbird feathers for the real small ones he makes.

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  6. A friend of mine was kayaking and stopped at a small island on Kennedy Lake….on that island, as she was walking through the trees, she happened upon a teensy hummingbird’s nest with eggs init! Can you imagine? We get so many hummingbirds here all spring and summer that I usually wind up with one or two wandering inside, where they flutter at the window till I come to rescue them. I cup them gently in my hands to take them outside and it is truly like holding air. So tiny. Feels lovely when I let them go.

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    • I can’t imagine having that many hummingbirds around. We’ve always kept the red sugar feeders up and attracted maybe two or three a summer. I would love to see a nest someday.

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  7. Yes they must be quite hard to find, I’ve only seen the actual bird two or three times in my whole life, nice take on the prompt.

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  8. booguloo,

    A beautiful image from your words, especially as I see see several hummingbirds, two weeks ago while sitting in the sunshine on holiday in San Francisco.
    Delicate as a butterflies wings…..

    Eileen

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