National Poetry Month: The Stuff of Dreams

Maltese Falcon film prop created by Fred Sexton for John Huston

The Stuff of Dreams


Falcons that cannot fly
painted black, like ravens
Are they golden underneath
their satin ebon sheen?
Or a fool’s daydream
wrapped in cellulose ribbon?

Perhaps such treasures merely
a hungry heart’s aspiration
seeking a hollow victory


© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved


Photo by Hank Risan (Hank Risan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons



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