Scot’s Poetry Challenge is featuring the work——– This Bird Has Flown from Raven’s Wing Poetry


THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN

I
used to
have a bluebird

inside
me – this
bird has flown

and
a raven
took her place

the
bluebird cannot
live in monsoons

my
raven dodges
the heavy rains

trying
not to
drown in sorrow

Bio

Nicole Nicholson is a 31 year-old poet who has been writing poetry
since age 12, drawing inspiration from the world, people, and events
around her. Her poetry has recently appeared in Word Slaw
(http://wordslaw.blogspot.com/) as well as Word Catalyst Magazine
(http://www.wordcatalystmagazine.com/). Her first chapbook, “Raven
Feathers”, will be published in July of 2008. A collection of her
recent work can be found online at: http://ravenswingpoetry.com. She
lives in Columbus, OH with her fiance.

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13 Responses to Scot’s Poetry Challenge is featuring the work——– This Bird Has Flown from Raven’s Wing Poetry

  1. paisley says:

    ravens are much more mysterious and intriguing in my book… and i think you chose the right bird to make it thru the rough patches……

  2. kimtblogger says:

    i like the stripped back nature of this poem, the simplicity that says so much. That one bird can be replaced by another and with each bird an emotion is attached… quite moving

  3. johemmant says:

    I like the structure here, the pared down yet very emotional writing.

  4. Scot says:

    life can take the bluebird away–good poem–I like this and thank you for sharing/sending it

  5. JO says:

    The raven, perfect! Makes one wonder which bird lives in each of us.

  6. Wow! Thanks for reading, and thank you Scot for including my poem in the challenge.

    -Nicole

  7. […] and then write a poem based on it (prose poetry or flash fiction also included). I contributed “This Bird Has Flown” to the challenge. You can read it here: […]

  8. Scot says:

    It was my pleasure Nicole–

  9. dunstancarter says:

    Beautiful poem. I’m a poet from Manchester. Fairly new to wordpress and enjoying reading lots of quality poetry.

  10. Julie says:

    I love this. I especially like the bluebird cannot/live in monsoons. Awesome.

    Thanks for sharing, Nicole. And thanks, Scot, for this wonderful challenge. It has been a pleasure to read.

  11. Scot says:

    thanks Julie–it’s not over yet–more good stuff to follow

  12. pieceofpie says:

    it is hard to believe there is sorrow in a drenched heart… and thrz that form that i so dearly love.. thank you for the introduction…

  13. This is beautiful. WordPress has some pretty incredible poets.

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