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 ;)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

1 Week 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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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

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An owl on the moon

6 Days 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.

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An owl on the moon

1 Week 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.

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An owl on the moon

1 Week 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.

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An owl on the moon

1 Week 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 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

1 Week Ago

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

I totally love this write, and this part,
This is really good. wonderful write.

Posted 1 Week Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for your encouragement! :)
Another year for the world.
Another year for us to start again.
Will anything change, who knows.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your thoughts, Paul. I can only hope for the better, and make what I can better. May y.. read more
Paul Bell

1 Week Ago

Thanks, you too.
i like the journey ..and the comparison to the sufferings and joys of Israel .. one can't help but wonder about that gate ;) i think the souls will be countless
E.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Weeks Ago

We've entered through a new gate now, a new year, and you may well find yourself dancing. :)
Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

well....it is a new year ..and a new morning today ..as far as dancing ..i do, do the shuffle pretty.. read more
A beautiful poem, one of the most impressive on this site. I especially like and embrace the last two lines, "The moon is our bright witness; it will lead us to the gate." It's an inspirational, hopeful message to me.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Weeks Ago

Thankful to have you here again, my friend. I look forward to reading your inspirations all year.

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