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Author Name: Freebluefish 3 Comments
Date Added: October 03, 2004 21:10:26 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Barn Dweller
Oh strange winged creature
you ask so many questions.
I hear you call as your feathers
ward off the talent of the darkness.

Your prayers for mice in the barn
surly echo though the midnight lands
in silent flight and received
in distant boundaries
beyond man's sight..

You flutter with strange power
once the eagle king of birds
left me a gift regalia of his royalty
in the fields long in autumn's afternoon
fluttering auspiciously turning
in the prairie grass so tall and bowing
ruffling amongst the directions of the breezes.

But in no way was his
feathers like yours--
mighty yes--but their was
no stealth wisdom in them
no insight into dark skies
or the riddle of barns.

You are the eagle of the night
what wisdom do you see in the darkness?
what do you foresee for me
in rolling hills of foreboding
as i amble to and fro with my
swinging lantern dimming.

With your talons and your mysterious feathers
how you chant my death
in some blank unknown future,
like the mice in the barn
i only shudder as you pass
and helmsmen of death
readies his dark invisible boat
and only takes several unlucky mice
home to the city of the grave....
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 4, 2004 08:25:34 PM Report
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 4, 2004 12:52:05 PM Report
I was drawn to this write, as owls are one of my favorite birds~ Legend has it that the Owl, holds more than one soul within~ And, when those that are unsettled with the earth's plane they dispell the soul to that human....
Great in-depth write about a magical creature...
Margaret..the bag lady...
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 3, 2004 10:05:28 PM Report
Andrew: this is a wonderful write about owls....I really enjoyed this.

Lady Dragonwyck


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