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Three Red Feathers   poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer)
A Southern poem about love tokens.
Posted: 04/08/10      [2 Comments] ~ 90 words.
 

Three red feathers I bring to you, dear:
One, a wish that you'll always be near.
Two, a talisman, charm against fear.
Three, a promise of laughter and cheer.

Three red feathers I bring to you, love:
One, a mystery come from above.
Two, plucked and dyed from a snow-white dove.
Three, embroidered on a velvet glove.

Three red feathers I bring to you, sweet:
One, from your friend who lives up the street.
Two, from my heart, for you make it beat.
Three, to make our new family complete.

Author's Notes

This poem came from the March 16 Muse Fusion, inspired by a prompt from Mikka. I liked the image of "three red feathers" and I wondered what it could mean. The verses with the repeated opening took on a counting pattern, so I decided that this would make a good courting custom to hint how strongly someone feels about their sweetheart. In Torn World, the "three red feathers" motif is a holdover from Ancient times, which has emerged in very different formats across later cultures.

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