Thursday, August 7, 2014

Owl Woman


Owl Woman has soft gray chicks
nestled at her breast.
In her brain lives the spacious sky,
dappled silver, shining.


Through her feathers, 
Sister Wind woos her towards flight,
beckoning from
the Four Directions,
for when she soars, she is free, joyous,
safe from harm.


She will teach these chicks
to fly.


Down her throat runs clear river water,
life-giving, replenishing.
The forest lives in her eyes,
green and golden,
and full of talking trees.


Her journeys 
are the flight-paths of the ancestors,
imprinted within her being.
The spirits fly with her
and whisper to her
the way that she must go.


Owl Woman is earth-bound,
for a time,
but dreaming of
the sky.


46 comments:

  1. Each word is precious here Sherry...I love the mother image in the Owl Woman as well as the earth-bound dreamer's within whose being stays her ancestors..

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  2. Hearing the call is half the battle won. I love the descriptions of her throat and eyes. I think I would know her anywhere.

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  3. The owl and her life certainly represents your spirit Sherry.....lovely free and true. :-)

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  4. the Owl Woman knows from the spirit that glistens through her eyes of the path her soul will take when her talons no longer need to grasp the limbs of the earth bound trees. and to this end, some where meet you in your journey.

    have a wonderful and fulfilling day today mi amiga

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  5. she is magic...love the river water of her throat...and the trees in her eyes....you give her a nice magic touch there wild woman...smiles.

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  6. This is my favourite of all your poems, Sherry.
    Luv, K

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  7. This is so dreamy. I felt cuddled in her breast like her chicks, hoping she taches me to fly when she's no longer earth bound.

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  8. love how the sky lives in her brain and the forest in her eyes... what wonderful magic you weave... the being earth-bound yet still interwoven with the sky...

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  9. This is beautiful...It has a native american feel to it. We are meant to be in harmony with nature..This poem is full of the connection between human and wild things. Thank you for your input on my poem!!

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  10. Oh Sherry - this is wonderful - love 'the forest lives in her eyes, green and golden,and full of talking trees.' and that photo! wow! we hear owls rarely, but at the shack, they were everywhere!

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  11. Beautiful Sherry & I love the closing lines ~

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  12. In her brain lives the spacious sky,
    dappled silver, shining...

    I love your details in this poem, Sherry. Such a lovely description.

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  13. The progression and images leading up to that stunning closing stanza.. Yes that's how it should be for such a visitor to our earth-bound world.

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  14. A beautifully drawn piece. Clearly, you are a woman who is "one with nature", Sherry.

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  15. I like an owl that is earth-bound but also has her head in the sky. We definitely need both connections.

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  16. "The forest lives in her eyes,"
    How do you come up with those incredible concepts time and time again?

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  17. Down her throat runs clear river water,
    life-giving, replenishing.
    The forest lives in her eyes,
    green and golden,
    and full of talking trees.


    Oh my, Sherry. You've outdone yourself! This is magnificent!

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  18. How effectively you make us witness this scene and the mother owl's mind. A beautiful piece of writing.

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  19. Yes Sherry - this one is as luminous as an owl's eye :)

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  20. love the image! and a very nice poem, somehow peaceful yet it reminds us of the sacrifice she gives to her chicks

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  21. This is like a beautiful meditation. Can really feel it. You took me there in the sky, in the moment.

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  22. I love Owls no other bird has that enchantment and beauty that just captivates. I like this heart felt prayer. lovely ode.

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  23. Dreamy Sherry!! i hope the owl woman gets to fly soon!! :)

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  24. Lovely pictures of the 'owl woman'.

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  25. "Her journeys are the flight-paths of the ancestors" - continuity. It plays a big part.

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  26. Very powerful, your close is wonderful.

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  27. Wonderful! Praise well earned from everyone...
    ZQ

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  28. Oh wow, this is so beautiful! I could feel the earth, the sky, the water running through mother owl's veins. Wonderful!

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  29. Owls are such beautiful fascinating creatures.They have the something of the soul of a cat in them.

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  30. I love the way you connected nature and its creatures with a touch of magic. This has a mystical feel to it, and the ending lines are freeing :)

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  31. See, this is why your blogger handle is perfect. You are indeed connected to the sky and to all below. Your description of Mama Owl's eyes and the talking trees... aaah. Reading your poetry is like drinking an herbal tea with a bit of honey... earty, real. Bless you. Love the pic, will check the site! Love, Amy

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  32. Luv the components of your Owl Woman, she is gloriously mystical

    Have a nice Sunday

    Much love...

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  33. Her eyes - very familiar...but she is free, it's important, can fly and feel the earth simultaneously - I'd love to feel this as well....~ magical xx

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  34. Always a lovely thing to dream of.

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  35. I love the nature imagery you use in your works. Always so beautiful and mesmerizing. I especially loved the ending here,

    "Owl Woman is earth-bound,
    for a time,
    but dreaming of
    the sky."

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  36. Beautiful as always Sherry, loved the imagery your words create here....I wish the Owl woman's dream comes true soon and she flies this time with her chicks into the far away land... smiles.

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  37. Earth bound, but dreaming, yet still living in the present, fully engaged and giving. She is teaching us all.

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  38. You are a brilliant writer, Sherry! I always look forward to what's coming next :)

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  39. Beautiful Sherry, am particularly fond of owls. Your words marry well to the image you chose,

    Elizabeth

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