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Athene's Bird - The Sign
by Tracey L Hardie
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Athene's Bird
              The Sign

Scarring the olive tree’s bared limb
I perched
rooting eight ivory talons in
feckless foliage from an early spring.

Sunrays reach in demising night
watching gilded eyes
resting on her sight,
a goddess reaching
towards bellowing clouds
that hazed the sun to silence.

A stirring breeze commands
my cryptic wings
to fly like a slave, tethered,
landing gently upon her frame
as if the winds caressed her skin.

In a moment of stillness,
a stream is heard
babbling to stones on its journey
to a place I’ve never been,
where soldiers search the skies
for my flight,

                 the sign of victory.


Copyright 2004 Tracey L. Hardie


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Reviewed by John Mayer 3/3/2005
May the sign of victory fly above us all. Very well done.
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 8/17/2004
a goddess reaching
towards bellowing clouds
that hazed the sun to silence.

..exceptional lines..exceptional poem..brava!! Loved it!

vesna :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/14/2004
Whew. I am a bit out of words on this, Tracey. Beautifully done and thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/11/2004
beautiful poetry Tracey!!!
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 8/11/2004
What a wonderful write, Tracey. I especially like this line:
"towards bellowing clouds
that hazed the sun to silence" <--- wonderful imagery
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/11/2004
Awesome write Tracey!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 8/11/2004
Tracey -

Beautiful image - an equally beautiful write - super!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/11/2004
(((wow, tracey)))

this one SOARS! outstanding! *applause*

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/11/2004
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/11/2004
Tracey, Superb poem with stunning imagery!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/11/2004
Breath taking write!
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 8/11/2004
Tracy, this has exceptional imagery and is very well-written my friend. Soar on towards victory, Poet! I enjoyed the read. Thank you for sharing your talent.
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