I hold the fragile, hollow shaft bone carefully between fingers and thumb, study its iridescent greens and blues playing tricks and changing hues as I turn it in the light. In this fractal fragment of flight, old now, discarded and renewed, I sense the sorrowful stare of eyes, preserved forever in a poet’s quill, in […]

Pigeon Feather

on overheard wires woodpigeons sit and grumble preening grey plumage their mottled heads together they drop a single feather Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk Day fourteen of Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 fragile beauty Chèvrefeuille has welcomed us to the Spring Retreat 2017. Last year we had two retreats: one in summer and […]