Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sweet Songbird O' Mine

A bird came down the walk;
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad, -
They looked like frightened beads, I thought
He stirred his velvet head

Like one in danger; cautious,
I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home

Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, plashless, as they swim.

Emily Dickinson


  1. You blow me away!! This is soooo awesome!

  2. What a beautiful post, Michelle! Your illustration has a wonderful Renaissance look and feel. You always suprise and delight. Hugs & love, Terri xoxo

  3. It made me chuckle. I needed a smile today, THANK YOU. I really enjoyed the poem too. :)Bea

  4. Michelle, ONE hair would qualify for our theme this week!! This delightful lady has hers tucked into a tightly bound turban but she has left the edges for us to see. What a gorgeous, whimsical image and what a great poem. Thanks for the smile!

  5. Stunning work - this is so creative and elegant!

  6. What a TALENT
    and what magnificant ARTpiece Michelle !!

  7. Unique and beautiful, what a great art piece!!

  8. Great take on the theme, Michelle, love the difference!

  9. I love the faded script in the background, Michelle, the lady's wardrobe, and her unique hairdo! She makes a perfect perch for the bird, and Emily's poem explains it all. How could we ask for more? Vunderbar!

  10. This is such fun - so many quirky little touches that I could spend ages looking at it; and what a sweet poem this is too.

  11. This is amazing! Great work!

  12. What a wonderful piece!!

  13. WOW This is georgeous and I kept looking at it! There's so many things to see. And so fun, my piece is in some way a littlebit like this one. The woman's pose and also a bird!

  14. this piece is wonderful!!! I love it and the bird.,..great work!!!

  15. Love the poem, she is one of my favorites, love the women she reminds me of a modern day Botticelli, All put together it is wonderful!

  16. Beautiful work and poeme;o)


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