O, the sorrow of us all

O, the sorrow of us all

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Born amidst a long-term period of depression.

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O, the sorrow of us all,

to wander the earth in a shell.

And looking to the heavens,

we lay to rest in hell.

The suffering of the innocent

in the midst of Jacob’s well.

How the miles fled between us,

and that distance is still great.

Though on the same shore we now sit,

in temporal quietude to wait.

The moon is our bright witness;

it will lead us to the gate.


© 2018 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
This year my poetry and prose will come from my first book, An Owl on the Moon: A Journal from the Edge of Darkness. On these pages I etched the dark and light of my soul.

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I've always marvelled at how you carry out your pieces, they're inspiring for me, as is this one...
'The suffering of the innocent
in the midst of Jacob’s well.'
These lines just reached out to me...
And I'm glad you'll be posting poetry from your book. I've yet to complete it, have only read halfway ;)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

That made me smile. I began that book in the midst of a deep depression, and somehow in the midst of.. read more



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The owl, always deemed associated with the night, with witchcraft, and even with medicine, has been a bird that has sprouted many superstitions in the folklore. In the past it was thought to have been both wise yet foolish, feared but venerated and despised while being admired, symbolising, at once, both life and death.

Posted 7 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

7 Months Ago

Thank you dear poet. And so true. I love to walk at dusk near my forest here and see one silently so.. read more
The Owl. Fear bird to the Native Americans. One upon the window to your room. Mean death is near. I like the Owl. A bird of myth and tale. I liked your story and your thoughts. Took the reader to places of quiet and places of darkness. Thank you my friend for sharing the outstanding poetry. I liked this one.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

7 Months Ago

This story was birthed from an image my mother had given me, hanging on my wall. An owl on the moon... read more
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

A beautiful poem and you are welcome my friend.
the well, the gate.. much wisdom here that we must contemplate. very vivid imagery. enjoyed your poetic words.

Posted 7 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

7 Months Ago

Your kindness is much appreciated.
"The moon is our bright witness;
it will lead us to the gate."

The moon will always be our witness and it will be our only guide in dark times..I always love your poem :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

So happy to see you again dear friend! Thank you for your kindness and your light. :)
i loved that book old friend.
whenever i feel like dreaming i go back to it and read a chapter of the corresponding month. my favorite is September's chapter.
''you hear that song? it's mere vibration, not magic.
the sights you see? they're reflected light, how tragic.
but all we are and hope to be?
a ribbon, a thread in eternity'' i actually know that peice by heart XD

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Oh, dear Salar, I deeply thank you for reading the book, and for your wondrous kindness here. It is .. read more
Nice Craig. I was led to this this morning. Sometimes I wonder why and when certain things happen. Your words and simple yet the feeling is deep. Thank you for sharing your sou;l with us all.

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

I am glad you found my soul here, dear one. These words came when night fell on my pathway. And if y.. read more
This poem makes you think about all the waiting we do and never actually doing until it’s almost too late.

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Yes, so true. There is much pain in this world, and sometimes the doorway to pass into peace feels e.. read more
In the midst of Jacobs well...
love it, this is wonderful, enjoyed the images I got with this write. The moon will lead us where we want to go, It helps me to guide my visions to shore. Enjoyable read here.

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

I so appreciate your kindness. Yes, the moon casts the sun's sweet light over the night to guide us... read more
I've always marvelled at how you carry out your pieces, they're inspiring for me, as is this one...
'The suffering of the innocent
in the midst of Jacob’s well.'
These lines just reached out to me...
And I'm glad you'll be posting poetry from your book. I've yet to complete it, have only read halfway ;)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

That made me smile. I began that book in the midst of a deep depression, and somehow in the midst of.. read more

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