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Scarecrow weeps below sky of feathers and blood, an angel holds a bullet in it's mouth, spring and winter look through its eyes. Summer and autumn carry the scarecrow through a shootists dream where he disrobes until a wounded man is revealed who demands from the shootist why he killed the gentle dove.

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Every image is compact, concise, and powerful. The first and last are especially intense:

On 6/2/2020 at 11:41 AM, eclipse said:

Scarecrow weeps below sky of feathers and blood ...

a wounded man is revealed who demands from the shootist why he killed the gentle dove.

I can't get "sky of feathers and blood" out of my mind. Excellent work.

Tony

 

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The same here. The image of "sky of feathers and blood" provide the U-turn point when the poem got to "wounded man" and the "gentle dove". I don't know eclipse but this reminds of the violence that happened lately in the US over the murder of Floyd.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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