A New Chapter

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I am entering a new chapter in my life… so… this morning I got out of bed uncharacteristically early – roughly the time normal people are expected to rise. I switched my computer on to find that all of the unpublished poetry I have written over the past six months – including the poem I was planning to post today – has disappeared. Gone forever! I shrugged my shoulders, smiled and glanced out of the window. That’s when I saw the feather. I wrote this poem:

A pale feather swims,
gently ascending,
leaving no scrape on the empty sky.
Swept by the wind
from a dying bird, it flies free,
distanced from risk
of dirt and decay.

Then I edited it…

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A pale feather swims,
gently ascending,  leaving
its modest breeze on the clean sky.
Swept by the wind
from a bombastic bird, it flies free,
distanced from danger
of jabbering shame.

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©Jane Paterson Basil

11 thoughts on “A New Chapter

  1. So sorry. I had that happen once, after I’d returned from a Screenwriter’s convention and had several producers who wanted to see my script. I got home and my entire system crashed. I was devastated.

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  2. Hi Jane… WP has been doing funny things with my …. I hope all is well with you…. and may your feather drift calmly on the new breeze…..💙🌏

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