An Ode to My Unsung Song

An Ode to My Unsung Song

A Poem by An owl on the moon

In collaboration with YumnaKay.



Here on a sacred, starless night;

the echoed rhythms swallowed the light.

And runic spells did abound;

awakening pathways all around.


A wish to conquer endless doubts;

miles I walked, wandered about.

Blessed moonlight touched my soul;

washed I was, in that nightly stroll.


So wandering weary the pathway home;

there is an odyssey I must seek alone.

Yet I confess this dark place so desolate;

enshrouds and haunts me while I wait.  


That what has been caged so long;

an ode it was to my unsung song.

Whispered my heart and clouded mind,

to seek what I had left behind.


Now step by step I meander the stars;

each a light in my painted memoirs.

And the music of my soul takes flight.

Endless rhapsody of the wild finite. 

I follow the way to my heart's content;

blinding lights can't stop my descent.

From the heavenly sky towards the earth,

a quest it is to find my worth.

Arise, oh dawning sun of my soul;

erase arid illusions and make me whole.

Sense the brushed incantations of van Gogh;

conjuring this City of Lights in indigo.

I felt the stars entering my heart,

whence I was falling apart.

And I let it take me to places afar,

as I followed my shooting star...

Flaring from the stars rose a hymn,

in its muted melody my mind did swim.

The chorus transformed into a lullaby,

mesmerizing mist of a migrating butterfly. 

Awakening crystals of my eyes,

capturing all the beauty of the skies.

And now I breathe, here at last;

lie forgotten, the miseries of my past...

© 2017 An owl on the moon

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Every time I read this, I'm reminded how much of a good experience it was writing with you, Craig. This is among the best of my collabs overall! And still feels relatable! (:

Posted 3 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Ah, you just made my day! It was a pure joy to write with you, Yumna, and I'm so glad you are here a.. read more
Wow! This is amazing for me. Such lovely words...
Keep it up!

Posted 4 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

So very glad to have you by, Dhaye! Thank you. :)
Thank you for sharing. Your words are medicine for my soul today and very much needed.

Posted 7 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

6 Months Ago

Grateful to have been able to provide some medicine for your soul. May you find more healing every d.. read more
Most of all, I love the way you've crafted this message in flowing formal verse without it sounding stilted & Elizabethan (which I find to be a little off-putting at times). I love the down-to-earth sentiments stated in understandable terms, even tho the language chosen is sometimes lofty. The title is memorable & I'm jealous I didn't think of it! *wink! wink!* The 3rd & 4th stanzas are my favorite & it resonates with my own deep inner ideas of never having truly expressed myself as well as I often wish I could! *smile* Great collaboration, you two!

Posted 7 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

6 Months Ago

Appreciate your kind, supportive words! So very thankful that you enjoyed the collaboration. :)
very sweet words! they reminded me of a fairy tale

Posted 7 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

6 Months Ago

Your thoughts lifted me. Thank you!
Cascara (aka Sprint Goes Cascading!)

4 Months Ago

It's grand to see a long established Café writer collaborate with a new-comer. The combination of two minds is more than fine.. a story born, a tale told and in some lovely language.

When people collaborate I don't select a quote for fear of.. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Ah, I truly appreciate your kindness, in so many ways displayed! And may the people of the world som.. read more
Wonderful! Soulful musings are always a wonder to read.The best part is that they reach out word after word awakening something inside. Your words are like a melody to the unsung song! 👍

Posted 8 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your very lifting words, dear Krutika! Wishing you such beautiful music in you.. read more
Beyond gorgeous by a couple of levels

This soul union
i love this so much

Posted 8 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

I truly appreciate your kindness. There is such wonder in this journey of life. :)

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