ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Poems & Poetry

The Trembling Bird

Updated on March 3, 2011
Source

The Trembling Bird

within this cage
a trembling bird...
often seen
but seldom heard.
looked upon
with piteous glance,
cast aside to
Fated stance.

To this cage
an angel flew,
With ears to hear
possessed by few.
With tender heart
and free of guile,
paused to listen
for a while.

Then with sweet
abandon threw
ope the door,
the bird withdrew.
with tender touch
and softest kiss
filled the bird
with trembling bliss.

A miracle
had just occurred
to free the tragic
trembling bird.
A golden tune
emerged and rang...
the silent bird
ecstatic, sang.

the air was filled
with melody
this trembling bird
had been set free.
the angel came,
of gentle ear,
took the time
to listen near.

beyond the cage
now taken wing
this trembling bird
with joy will sing.
Ne're again to
be the same
delivered from

her trembling shame.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • maven101 profile image

      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Beautifully written and thoughtfully composed...Would that we all could have that " angel " to set us free...Many live lives of quiet desperation, never giving voice to that within...

      May your " angel " always be near, and may you always share your sweet talent with us...Larry

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thanks, John, for the awesome comment! Glad you enjoyed!

    • john mcmahon poet profile image

      john mcmahon poet 7 years ago from Dumbarton, Scottland

      this is wonderful, i love the emotion, good stuff

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      PA, That is a most lovely quote...really visually rich for me. I had never read it, until now. Thanks so much for your encouraging feedback, it means more than I can tell you!

    • Pixel-Alchemist profile image

      Pixel-Alchemist 7 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

      A beautiful poem, which reminded me of one of my favorite quotes, which is from a beautiful poem by Emily Dickerson

      Hope is the thing with feathers

      That perches in the soul,

      And sings the tune--without the words,

      And never stops at all,....

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Epigramman, you made me blush, and I wanna curtsy too! Thank you, Hero!

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 7 years ago

      ....you are like a poetic princess to me and you always leave the epi-man awestruck and dumbfounded with something as masterful and beautifully written as this ......

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Oh, Marina, thank you so very much. Writing poems that I am really happy about is a pretty new experience for me and a huge thrill to find that they are enjoyed and appreciated by other talent! The kind of thing I think an artist must feel when they complete a painting that truly captures the essence of their subject.

    • profile image

      Marina Lester 7 years ago

      Brilliant! I love your style tnderhrt! You are the reason I love hubs, I'm always reaching to become a better writer myself, where would be a better place then here on hub where I can take in so many different expressions and learn. And I can tell I will be learning much from you! This poem was so beautiful the whole way through, the end was perfect " I'll definitely be revisiting this! Thank you.:D

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Fossillady. It was a miraculous thing!

    • Fossillady profile image

      Kathi 7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You created a visual image for us to ponder and feel happy for the bird set free!

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Denizee, It is lovely to see you again! Seems like it's been awhile...Thank you for your sweet comment.This poem is, indeed, a work of the heart. I am so glad you like it! I hope to see more of you! Take care and Happy New Year!

    • profile image

      Denizee 7 years ago

      What a beautiful poem. It flows in perfection with imagery that creates a scene for the reader to enjoy. The message within this poem is powerful. I absolutely loved this poem.

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      You are so welcome, Rhonda Waits. It is a joy!

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      I am thrilled that you liked it!

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      W.K. Thank you...and thank you again!

    • Rhonda Waits profile image

      Rhonda Musch 7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      This is such a beautiful poem. It was so well written. I truly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing it.

      HAPPY NEW YEAR

    • nighthag profile image

      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      This was beautifully written, it actually gave me goosebumps...well done!

    • W. K. Hayes profile image

      Warren Keith Hayes 7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Very beautiful...soar to the heights little bird and sing for all the world to hear.

    • tnderhrt23 profile image
      Author

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Many thanks, arthur...

    • arthurchappell profile image

      arthurchappell 7 years ago from Manchester, England

      impressive poem, brilliantly presented

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)