Good Morning Sunshine! A poetry puzzle.

If I were a Falcon I would want to be free!

Lady With A Falcon

Gentleness and starvation tame

The falcon on this lady’s wrist,

Natural flight hooded from blame

By what ironic fate or twist?

For now the hunched birds contained flight

Pounces on her inward air,

To plunder that mysterious night

Of poems blooded as the hare.

Heavy becomes the lady’s hand,

And heavy bends the gentle head

Over hunched and brooding bird

Until it is she who is hooded

Lady, your falcon is a peril,

Is starved, Is mastered, but not kind.

The bird who sits your hand so gentle,

The captured hunter hunts your mind.

Better to starve the senseless wind

Than wrist a falcons stop and start:

The bolt of flight you thought to bend

Plummets into your inmost heart

Poem By May Sarton.

I take it the image is of a Flemish tapestry, fifteenth century. It is noted before the first line of the poem in the poetry book. Replaced her so it did not feel confusing.

(So what do you think about this puzzle? Readers?)

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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