Wednesday, October 10, 2018

SMALL OWL



Small owl,
harbinger,
traveler-between-worlds,
(all that we know
and the unseen),
what do you see
behind those heavy-lidded eyes
when you dream?

What wonders do you witness
in the darkest dark
of night?
What do you remember
when comes
the morning light?
Mice, skittering across
the forest floor?
Or in your daydreams
do you swoop 
and soar?

Do you conjure shamans
in the nighttime woods?
Commune with wolves,
ululate, as small owls should?
Have you seen my black wolf
as the midnight air grows thin,
at the edge of the Other-world
trying to
get back in?


for Sumana's prompt at Midweek Motif: Owls. I have written often about owls, with whom I have had a few encounters, one quite mystical. 

13 comments:

  1. A wonderful poem!! Thanks Sherry!

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  2. Oh, I loved this, Sherry! Wonderful write.

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  3. How perfect is this? I love it, Sherry!

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  4. Nice good question to a wise one. Happt Wednesday

    Much💛🖤💛love

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  5. A perfect commune with an owl! They are somehow so mysterious, one feels as if they know the secrets of the ages.

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  6. Sherry, absolutely love the last verse, I think owls do indeed conjure shamans.

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  7. I don't think he wants back in. I think he is waiting for the day when it is time for you to join him.

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  8. Love that last verse.. of all the creatures, it would be the owl that can see beyond the edge of this world!

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  9. I really love how Pup is there too. And love all the questions. Beautiful.

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  10. I love this threshold occupied by this owl, between this and Otherworld, self and soul, night and song, living and dead. Amen!

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  11. That last line sent chills up my spine! I believe the owl would see, if indeed someone wanted to return. This one would only return to be with you! I love this question about dreams, about seeing: "Mice, skittering across
    the forest floor?
    Or in your daydreams
    do you swoop
    and soar?"

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  12. Love your mystical words Sherry - you know owls...
    Anna :o]

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  13. The use of rhyme and questions. Beautiful!

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