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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bird in a Gilded Cage



Bird in a Gilded Cage (Excerpt)

"She's only a bird in a gilded cage,
A beautiful sight to see.
You may think she's happy and free from care,
She's not, though she seems to be.
'Tis sad when you think of her wasted life
For youth cannot mate with age;
And her beauty was sold
for an old man's gold,
She's a bird in a gilded cage."

Arthur J. Lamb

19 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful and sad :((( Makes me melancholic... Great Barbara!

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  2. It is so poignant, a beautiful poem and stunning choice of picture.

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  3. So beautiful and no place to be...........

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  4. So sad! You've done a brilliant job with that image to go with the poem. Hugs!

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  5. love it, love it. poem mingled with the picture as one, makes a perfect statement!!

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  6. Thank you Neva, Jonie, and Lorilynn! I appreciate your visits and your comments! :)

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  7. I had been thinking of "The Path of the Feather" and before I could comment you post this. I thought of the feather representing freedom or of valor, might, strength, or better yet honor. The feather represents to me what is missing in our society; a society in a gilded cage.

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  8. Preston, that is so insightful! I still say you are a poet at heart. Thank you! :)

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  9. Your image is a beautiful illustration for the words.

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  10. Well, gee, I have to agree with Preston. That was insightful. :) Interesting too, that you have the feather then the gilded cage. Tis time/eons old of the man or woman seeking through their vanity the gold and ending in an old-age bitter cage. Thoughtful and interesting image and poem, Barbara. :)

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  11. Thank you Montucky! :)

    Anna, I didn't plan for 'Feather' and this to be posted back to back. I didn't even think of the relevance of the two. I just come up with an idea and go with it, so it was just chance that this happened. Thank you so much for pointing this out to me. I'm happy you like the image/poem! :)

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  12. Sad but Beautiful poem , well matched with the picture!! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Blues, welcome to my blog! Thanks for the comment! :)

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  14. Love the photograph, but the concept is too sad.

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  15. Thank you, Doug. Yes, the concept is sad-- just as I intended.

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  16. I don't know how you come up with these ideas but I really like this. It's sad, true enough, but beautiful as well.

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  17. Thank you, Mike! Things just pop into my head, sometimes, and I just take off with the idea and play with it until something emerges and I say 'Yes, that's it!' :)

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