Saturday, August 1, 2020

Owl Woman


Artistic Photography Dreamlike Portrait Photography by Damien Casals


Owl Woman
calls from the forest deep:
"Waken, all humans,
from your long sleep."

I wake to the sound
of the wild ones' cries.
We may be smart,
but we are not wise.

Owl Woman
bids us change our ways.
Her hope is fading;
she prays and prays.

"Time is short"
warns the owl on her shoulder.
I fear we'll grow
no smarter, just older.



16 comments:

  1. Oh, that tragedy waiting just at the end of this is powerful.

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  2. I love the rhyme, wisdom, and beauty this holds Sherry. It is a poetic plea and call to action. If only mankind would listen.

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  3. Yes, her hope fading out...last lines are full of wisdom. Love this!

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  4. I just watched a documentary about the Spanish Flu of 1918 or so and well, we aren't any wiser.

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  5. "We may be smart,
    but we are not wise" - that is for sure!

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  6. Oh yes, we have lost our wisdom...what a moving poem, Sherry.

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  7. We must awaken we have lost our wisdom. I often wonder what have we learned since the start of this pandemic. I think we have learned that division kills our ability to clearly see. sigh...

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  8. You always eloquently speak the voice of nature, Sherry. This is beautifully written.

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  9. smart not wise--that about sums up our current state.

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  10. I hear the frustration on the owl woman's voice...let's hope her prayers are answered.

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  11. Lots of wisdom here, from the round, golden eyes of Owl Woman. If only we would listen to these voices...

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  12. Such truth so beautifully expressed

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  13. There comes a time when we get no smarter, perhaps more senile, and older.
    Loved it, Sherry, we had owls north old Houston, and doves. Now we have doves and mocking birds. Those latter wake us up here.
    (we used to live North of Houston, Texas, on as little hill, but now we live west of Houston in the flat land, ex pasture)
    ..

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  14. Yup! Smart not wise. More so now than ever.

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