Words

Words

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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What are mere symbols and shapes on paper?

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Words... Words... Words... What are mere symbols and shapes on paper to describe the shattering apparitions I have seen and the stinging sensations that have pierced my life’s shackled shadow? Yet even as I weigh and measure these coarse characters on this page, pallid cold clouds swift over my remembrance of the inn above the cliffs of Aesacus. Pounding waves carry my intentions to sleep and baleful, thundering storms still wake me in the depths of the night while the echoes of the vanishing angel’s voice whisper on. 

 

My mind now fills with the restless, roaring ocean. Reefs of jagged, black rock rise like lone pillars. Trying to crawl from underneath the swelling sea, they are ever forced adown under the relentless onslaught of the pounding green waves; deep green waves that rise up like arched wings, then fall and shatter upon themselves in foamy ruins. Above this salty thunder, black wooden fingers fasten upon the perennial, gray rock that towers over. This ancient matted structure is Idler Inn.


© 2018 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
The opening page of An Owl on the Moon: A Journal From the Edge of Darkness. I hope you'll join my journey this year, exploring the depths of pain, and the fight for freedom from every chain within.

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Imagination makes time and place so real when in the hands of a true dreamer. You see and feel the heat of magical far away shores, I ache for the inked pages of tied print waiting for delivery!

' Above this salty thunder, black wooden fingers fasten upon the perennial, gray rock that towers over. This ancient matted structure is Idler Inn.' A place with thunder settling into a time when... perhaps. Will read every word.

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An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Finding me in smiles now, reading your very kind, very lifting thoughts. Thank you dear poet. There .. read more



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That sounds like an incredibly interesting intro! Can't wait to read the other entries!
This was so so surreal, it lifted my soul on those tender wings of the waves, and made my heart soar as high as them... I love the powerful and vivid imagery!

Posted 5 Days Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Days Ago

I am so thankful for your words, and the joy of them! Very pleased that you connected to the waves, .. read more
Powerful words, so well written - too many wonderful lines to pick a favorite. You are very talented. :) Julie

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An owl on the moon

1 Week Ago

Ah, Julie, so good to have you by again! Thank you for your kindness. :)
 Reefs of jagged, black rock rise like lone pillars

I just want to say here, this line is powerful, vivid imagery within your words. Very well seen as felt. nicely expressed

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Imagination makes time and place so real when in the hands of a true dreamer. You see and feel the heat of magical far away shores, I ache for the inked pages of tied print waiting for delivery!

' Above this salty thunder, black wooden fingers fasten upon the perennial, gray rock that towers over. This ancient matted structure is Idler Inn.' A place with thunder settling into a time when... perhaps. Will read every word.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Finding me in smiles now, reading your very kind, very lifting thoughts. Thank you dear poet. There .. read more
Thank you dear poet for your words, words, words. They speak so loudly to my fragile soul.

Posted 1 Month Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

I am so grateful for your uplifting thoughts, dear poet.
ooooooooooooooooo dark intro indeed ..will do my best not to miss whats coming
E.
ps. love haunted places and googled Idler Inn to no avail..is it a made up place?

Posted 1 Month Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Ah, so good to have you here my friend. And thank you! Alas, it is a haunting place that is only fou.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

no more frightening place eh!? ;))
An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

So very true. It follows wherever you go. :)

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