If a lone feather fell from the sky,like a paper plane wafting downfrom a tree house where a quiet boyhas been known to hide,you might think message or perhapsmischief, not just some midairmolting of a bird.But what if many feathers fellfrom a place seemingly higherthan any boy could ever climbbeyond the top of Savage Mountainand obscured by clouds.What might you think then?A flock of birds smithereenedby hunters? By a jet?
—Stephen Dunn, “Feathers”Art Credit Carl Spitzweg, Flying Kites (detail), 1880-5 (via)

If a lone feather fell from the sky,
like a paper plane wafting down
from a tree house where a quiet boy
has been known to hide,
you might think message or perhaps
mischief, not just some midair
molting of a bird.
But what if many feathers fell
from a place seemingly higher
than any boy could ever climb
beyond the top of Savage Mountain
and obscured by clouds.
What might you think then?
A flock of birds smithereened
by hunters? By a jet?

Stephen Dunn, “Feathers”
Art Credit Carl Spitzweg, Flying Kites (detail), 1880-5 (via)

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