Friday, May 20, 2022



Owl Woman has soft gray chicks
nestled at her breast.
In her mind 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
follow 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 may be earth-bound,
for a time,
but she never stops
dreaming of the sky.

An old one for earthweal's open link.


  1. Poets wear the feathered vest and lend their eyes to the spirit world with eyes round and huge as the owl's - it's how we love what is there in the dark. A winner from the past, Sherry.

  2. Owl Woman sounds very, very wise!

  3. Owl woman has seen many things and understands the circle of life.

  4. Never stops, and never should stop dreaming!


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