Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday-#88 Feather

I found a feather, the other day. I wondered what do poets think of, when they find a feather? I'm always tickled to find a pretty one. It does feel like a sign to me, especially if found in an unique spot.

Birds of a Feather 02 by ~s-kmp

Feather's Droplet by ~Sitnalta

Remember the Angel? by *Sasurealian

The Feather by ~SnowDwarf

"Hope is the thing with feathers -That perches in the soul-And sings the tune--without the words-And never stops at all."  ~ Emily Dickinson

"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time." ~ Jean Paul

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." ~ Aesop

Remember Dumbo and the magic feather.  It is a Disney movie about an elephant with huge ears. Timothy Mouse thinks with those ears, Dumbo could fly. He thinks he can make this elephant famous. The next great act in his circus.   Dumbo doesn't doesn't believe, until a crow gives him a magic feather.  And he does, he flies.  Do you have a magic feather?

Maybe feathers make you think of angels, birds, or hope. What comes to mind when you see or find a feather? Is is a whisper, a sign or just a feather?   With your poet's eye and your magic feather, I mean pen, write a poem that expresses what this prompt symbolizes to you!

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


  1. Dear Ella .... Exquisite exquisite photograph of "golden" feather.... so lovely I would love to have it considered for a small collection I'm putting together. In any event ... lovely... THANK YOU FOR THE PROMPT :)


  2. Thanks for the lovely prompt, Ella.

  3. Such a beautiful prompt you've posted. I love all of the images, quotes and inspiration you've gathered on feathers for us. Truly inspiring, Ella, thank you.

  4. LOVE this prompt, suits me right down to the ground :) Thank you!

  5. Happy you like the prompt! I will try to join in soon~ I had to go to court today, bleck! I could use some inspiring poetry to sooth my ruffled feathers ;D

  6. Ellie, you do the best prompts! I posted mine dated yesterday, as I wanted to leave the Buddha poem I just wrote on top....but I did write it today!

  7. Thanks for the inspiration. Your prompt helped me to finish a poem that had been sitting for a long long time!

  8. Poets United,

    Thoughts of my mother, when I see a floating feather...


  9. Eileen-It was a wonderful poem and I loved that you share this!

    Happy you all enjoyed the prompt... I sure enjoyed your poems :D
    magical and enchanting is what comes to mind~

    Joe that is terrific, glad I could help!
    Thank you Sherry ;D

    Karen,Bren and Hannah- I loved your voices, so rich and beautiful!

    Your welcome Kat, Booguloo and Laurie!

    Pearl, you should email the photographer and get her approval! It is a stunning, inspiring photo~

  10. Eileen, I couldn't leave a comment on your blog, so . . .wanted to say that the fluttering of a heart is like a feather. That is the beautiful emotion I get from this poem.

  11. Dr. P, stunning beauty expressed in this poem.

  12. Got mine up a day late, but better late than never!! :)


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