Very interesting look at a banal object, Em, the mark of a gifted writer, to look beyond ordinary, and see the extraordinary. I would never have though there could be so many perspectives of feaathers, birds, women and hangers. Another incredible idea, another great poem.
Ha! You know there's a certain mystique about hangers, clothes, and shoes . . . and closets that we men perhaps will never understand. But we try! Still, this poem is a beautiful window into that secret world. A journey into the mystical link . . . between a woman and her "birds" and all those pretty things she's collected over the years.
This is a first for me, but I saw the name <VLs> and just couldn't resist <it's wonderful!>
Very cleverly done... endless images of limited words... not for the feeble minded I guess. You've done a great job in rearranging the words and creating new dimensions with each stanza. My fav one has to be: "A woman wonders at her birds, who roost on a single branch, in a wordless line of silk and feathers like hangers in a closet." This can easily stand by itself as well (I love short poems...). This has to be a fav!