Kate MccGwire makes elegant and original sculptures. Her work takes feathers and pulls out all their shimmering and subtle shades, and works them into lovely sculptures. You can see more of Kate MccGwire’s work at her website HERE.
Of Mere Being
BY WALLACE STEVENS
The palm at the end of the mind,
Beyond the last thought, rises
In the bronze decor,
A gold-feathered bird
Sings in the palm, without human meaning,
Without human feeling, a foreign song.
You know then that it is not the reason
That makes us happy or unhappy.
The bird sings. Its feathers shine.
The palm stands on the edge of space.
The wind moves slowly in the branches.
The bird’s fire-fangled feathers dangle down.