Hummingbird

Jeannie E Roberts                    
                     
            ― Inspired by Frida Kahlo's painting, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird /Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibri, 1940, oil on canvas
  
Something pierces  
with penetrating force―
blood and pain
and brokenness.
 
Hummingbird hangs.
She dangles midst
the constricting prick
of thorns and tangle.
 
Oh―
but transformation!
Wings lighten
gauze heaviness of air
rest upon your ribbons
soften brawn of stare
 
where compassion
of monkey
shares shoulders with cat
and symbols in oil
echo ink of tat.
 
Your blood and pain
and brokenness pierce
with penetrating force―
the unyielding beat
of a hummingbird's course.

 
 
Jeannie E Roberts

Jeannie E Roberts

Jeannie E Roberts writes, draws and paints, and often photographs her natural surroundings. She finds joy, balance, and inspiration while in nature. Her fifth book, The Wingspan of Things, a poetry chapbook, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. Learn more about her at www.jrcreative.biz.