Saturday, August 23, 2008




We know it's a feather made from stone
And so it doesn't faze us.
But if we were little green men from Mars
I think it might amaze us!
In a million million years (or more)
When 'creatures' view our planet,
They'll scratch their metal heads and say
'That can't be a feather! Can it?
We've found evidence of feathers
In pictures of small birds,
But this huge feathered object
Is too startling for words!'
They'll recreate the creature
That they think that they have found,
And the little metal people
Will gawp and stand around,
Saying 'Isn't it gigantic!
What a world it must have been
In the days when birds were big as that!'
They'll recreate a scene
In which birds are flying overhead
As big as jumbo jets.
And cages big as hangars
Are built for feathered pets.
They'll write long screeds about them,
Their weight, their food, their height
And they'll never, never, never know
That they haven't got it right!



As usual, wonderful!

Makes me wonder - are we reading right whatever signals have been left behind from previous ages?

Bear Naked said...

Do you know where that large feather sculpture is located?
I'd be interested in finding out.
Have you read sablonneuse's blog at

She has a post today where she talks about a giant boar sculpture that cost thousands of euros.

And loved your comment on my blog. How wonderful that so many people are enjoying the poem that you wrote about "my bear."
Have a wonderful weekend.

Bear((( )))

Kat said...

Fantastic Brenda... must send this to all our archeologists.

I am now feeling doubtful about all the info published on Pyramids, Taj Mahal etc., etc., :))))

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing look feature! It looks quite tall! And love your jaunty poem with it! Very possible interpretation by "out of towners"!

budh.aaah said...

The last two lines were so good..dont get me wrong it was all good, just loved the ending a lot :)

G.K. Asante said...

Very interesting musing. It says as much about the feather as it does the 'visitors'. Very well done.

Nanka said...

That was a fun poem and I can imagine people saying this after a few centuries about our 20 century civilization!!

Saying 'Isn't it gigantic!
What a world it must have been
In the days when birds were big as that!'

That was a great post!!

Sherrie said...

Awesome STONE feather. I love the poem, it's so appropriate. Have a great day!

Food for Thought

Kodjo Deynoo said...

Your description of feather, said it all, what a metaphor

Watson said...

Great post! Liked the picture - loved the poem! :-)