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The extravagance of a memory

The extravagance of a memory

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Tell her children that her dragon lives... O

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Odysseus

Rider of waves

You planted the seed of the city

And graced its gardens

With seven stones from the sun   

Even then my angel walked the earth

Translucent light was she

With burning wings

And she knew I was no man

But an untamed beast

A savage creature of fire

That only she could soothe

In the music of her halcyon lullabies

Then they came

The rancorous binding ones

And they shackled her

In those dark chains of reputation

Cursing her wild wings

Her soul caged

Odysseus

 Tell her children

That her dragon lives

And will come to her side

That she will one day fly free

For I know that I do not exist

Except in the extravagance of her memory


© 2016 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
“I’m beginning to know myself… I do not exist…” – Alvaro de Campos

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very beautiful.. when the time "I" has dismissed, all feelings will broke down like pieces of destroyed country and only peace.. solemn silence remains.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I appreciate your insights, my friend. We can melt into memory, and from those seeds create a new wo.. read more
That's really bittersweet.
At first you think this is about the POV,
But to me at least it is really not.

This is the story of the woman.
It's written very well, gorgeous use of words.
'Sooth' and 'Reputation' in particular caught me off guard. In a good way.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you for looking so deep into the soul of these words, my friend. There are haunted places that.. read more
Oh how painful the feeling of lost existence only to be felt within a memory so much trapped and separation in the emotions expressed it was very imaganitibe and soulful as usual I loved every bit of it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Pax
the beauty of our memory is that, when you recollect old memories they tend to include those feelings, i mean some old feelings resurrects at the moment you remember... a very beautiful piece yet again my friend, a tale of wonders, a poetic journey into dreamy fantasy....

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

My friend, so good to have you here again! Thank you so much. Yes, there are memories I cling to for.. read more
So much beauty is aborted from the worry of others might think. A spectacular write as always:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your insightful thoughts, dear Pryde. Let's all cast off the chains and rise. :)
In those dark chains of reputation
Cursing her wild wings
Her soul caged

Simply deep, ponderous words here, Very intriguing. Liked this write a lot


Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I so appreciate you reading my poetry. You are so uplifting.
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There is a magnificent visual effect in this poem, a very clear picture and easily felt sentiment

Read you after a long time and loved your work again

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Always so good to have you by, Dipanjan! How I hope you will be filled with inspiration in this new .. read more
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Oh yes!!! This is a masterpiece! Wow...totally consumed me...sheer brilliance! I love, love, love the visuals and sentiment :) ♥

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so very much, Poppy! You always lift me when you visit. And this one is special to me. Bas.. read more
I loved reading it, too. Your choice of words and the flow to it is extraordinary. I think "tell her children that her dragon lives" is my favorite line, as well.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

So very glad you came by! Thank you! A happy weekend to you. :)
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1 Year Ago

You're welcome :) Have a nice weekend, too. :) (though I often have to work at weekends ;))

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