Peacock Feather

Heav’n’s deepest blue,
Earth’s richest green,
Minted dust of stars,
Molten sunset sheen,
Are blent together
On this lithe brown feather,
In a disc of light—
Lithe, light!


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on June 21, 2020 by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem

“Peacock Feather” originally appeared in the February 1922 issue of The Crisis.