knots in my hair


My aging head

knotted curls
and tight frizz hedges

stone castle gardens
that fell from air

their dead weight
tears my skull

long silken strands
weaving nests

where birds of every kind
come to rest

some squawk and squall
as tin bells call

but when I dream
of open sky
of timeless places
birds of joy will be my guests


The beautiful painting is the work of artist Catrin Welz-Stein, featured by Lillian at dVerse Poets Pub for Tuesday Poetics.  Catrin Welz-Stein kindly gave permission for her art to be used as inspiration for our writing.  

© 2018 Ontheland

15 thoughts on “knots in my hair

  1. my aging head……with all the bothers, knots, squawking birds….all the chaos that runs round and round in my head. And then to dream….with birds of joy and vast skies…that peace within my dreams. Wonderful write for the image! So glad you posted to the prompt!

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