Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Owl Knows/poets united - midweek motif/owl

The Owl Knows

The owl knows 
The secrets you won’t share
The words you don’t choose 
The reason why

The owl knows
The words you won’t utter
The things hidden
The reason why

The owl knows
The way you feel
Your history 
All the way back

The owl knows
What you don’t want to think about
What never comes up
The reason why

The owl knows 
The secrets of the forest
What is under each rock
The owl is wise beyond his years 

The owl can be trusted
He will never share
What is yours alone
…the owl knows

October 10, 2018


Sumana Roy said...

It's always better to have trust on wisdom. Nice.

annell4 said...

Thanks for your comment, Sumana.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Owls know a great deal. They are mystical beings. I am remembering, after my mother died, when I was driving towards her home, a brown owl flew in slow motion across my windshield, head turned, looking in at me. I could see her every feather, our eyes met. Time stopped. She flew into the forest, I kept driving........ I felt she was a messenger from the spirit world, she carried a message from my mother. I wrote about it, years ago. That was my best owl poem.

annell4 said...

Oh, Sherry, what a magical moment!! Thanks for your comment.

Vicki said...

I enjoyed this mystical poem, Anne.

annell4 said...

Thank you for your comment, Vicki.

Old Egg said...

What great examples owls are for us. Clearly assessing each risk before flying off and most importantly not making a noise but going about things quietly.

Susan said...

I like the play on "The shadow knows"--old time radio. Of course, the wise owl, spirit bird of the night, knows better. I trust owls.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I love owls too and their silent splendour - apart from the hoots that is.
Wise they are or at least they give the impression of.
Love your words.
Anna :o]

Margaret said...

It so does seem that way... their eyes are truly mesmerizing!

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