A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin

Inspired by events of this morning.


There were owls before dawn

Singing to each other

One song; long and loud,

The other, soft and deep


Clouds drifted dark sky

A light breeze blew

And a fine mist

Made soft and easy sweep


Soon came a dripping

And low, distant thunder

Dreams slipping

Between majestic trees


The great owls hushed

Eerie silence ensued

Until lightning flashed

Adrift on celestial seas


Roaring ocean waves

Beyond morning's door

Through a mighty sieve

Tapping window panes


Owls became hosts

To summer's sighing ghost

Slipping overboard

In cold November rain

© 2017 Fabian G. Franklin

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The transition plays itself along magically
before those who see
wonderful as always

Posted 1 Week Ago

Read those Wild World words; read again, slowly, slowly.. Closed my eyes, wanting to see and hear the same. Almost succeeded, wanted to. You've really captured the outdoors of your world, Fabian... there's such magic, such privilege insharing events like that, don't you thin. For me there's often a smell or scent in the air when creatures hover, when weather alters - can be wonderful.. or otherwise.. nowt we can do about it! Thank you for taking me to another place!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


2 Weeks Ago

More than likely mates or would be.. so love their sound echoing the fading darkness. Mystical..
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2 Weeks Ago

Just read up on them earlier and confirmed they are great horned owls...and most likely mates. Her v.. read more

2 Weeks Ago

There's something mystical about owls, even the screech ones.; strike me as being the rappers of ow.. read more
A wonderful poem my friend. You are a story teller my friend. Your amazing description made me believe and understand the tale in the words. Thank you Fabian for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

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2 Weeks Ago

Thanks my friend. Glad I revisited the post to correct a spelling error. "The" should have been "the.. read more
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2 Weeks Ago

I always enjoy your work and you are welcome my friend.

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Added on November 4, 2017
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Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

Boone, NC

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