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I Hear Her Scream

I Hear Her Scream

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Four red walls: January

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Reeds grabble and grope on a distant shore; long since washed away. Smells, at once sweet and repulsive brush the air. Deep emerald vines weave tapestry and lace across the sand.

 

Playful footsteps, a child’s footsteps

dance over mud and mire.

What seems a horror to eyes of age,

brings joy to a child’s fire.

 

     She stares out to sea. The reeds seem to carry her across the marsh in an unhindered dance.

 

“If I could know now what I will,

or see now what I shall,

oh, what a wonderful vision of hope it would be.”

 

     Spinning and laughter fill her mind as she turns toward the blazing sun. Before her stand four stone walls:

 

Scarlet to think by;

crimson to grow;

cardinal to dream by;

ruby to know.

 

     On each wall, a crystal door. Through each door, a sacred path. In silence she grasps at the way.

     “What if I choose poorly?” (Scarlet.)

         “How can I know what will become?” (Crimson.)

   “Do I hold good or evil in my hand?” (Cardinal.)

        “Will I sing or weep?” (Ruby.)

     Her answer cries, “Piercing silence!”

 

This dream, a life;

this life, a dream.

Immersed in darkness,

I hear her scream.


© 2018 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
Excerpts from the first chapter of An Owl on the Moon: A Journal From the Edge of Darkness… January.

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The four stone walls hold four crystal doors, All the four doors are hiding wisdom essential for development of a soul to its full potential. One needs to open all the doors to know the purpose of life, but must not be obsessed only with one choice. Wonderful and wise knowledge filled in your writings.
Eu não tenho bastante português para explicar que eu sentou-se. Suas poesias são fora de série. Adorei muito. Uma grande abraço. Tudo de bom.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Muito obrigado! Yes... it is true... we are presented with so many choices... every day. Some are si.. read more
Mrudula Rani

4 Months Ago

Obrigada, agradeço muito. Desejaria ti uma grande semana de muitas felicidades.
An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Que a alegria venha para nós dois esta semana, querido poeta!



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I like your word choice, "grabble & grope", "emerald vines weave tapestry", "lacing the sand". However, my personal opinion is that I don't like how "footsteps" was repeated. How exactly does spinning "fill" her mind? Maybe a different word choice? I absolutely love the verse that includes the various shades of red & how it rhymes, it's fantastic.

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

I am so grateful for your kindness in reading and offering your insights. May you continue to enjoy .. read more
The four stone walls hold four crystal doors, All the four doors are hiding wisdom essential for development of a soul to its full potential. One needs to open all the doors to know the purpose of life, but must not be obsessed only with one choice. Wonderful and wise knowledge filled in your writings.
Eu não tenho bastante português para explicar que eu sentou-se. Suas poesias são fora de série. Adorei muito. Uma grande abraço. Tudo de bom.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Muito obrigado! Yes... it is true... we are presented with so many choices... every day. Some are si.. read more
Mrudula Rani

4 Months Ago

Obrigada, agradeço muito. Desejaria ti uma grande semana de muitas felicidades.
An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Que a alegria venha para nós dois esta semana, querido poeta!
Poised on a treshold, the mind plays as it offers a vision of the future.



Posted 4 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for stopping here to share your lifting thoughts.
The innocence of a child, will it be preserved or not. This is very dramatic not forced but cleverly delivered.

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Thank you, dear Cherrie. Sometimes I wonder what might have changed in the lives of those we read ab.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

The balance between survival and death is so slight it does make you wonder
I must say. THIS IS WRITTEN SO BEAUTIFULLY!!
oh my, I wish I could write something like this. I really admire your way of presenting it Craig. Always a pleasure to read your work. =")

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

You encourage my heart so much! Coming to read your inspirations in moments. Always so rich and deep.. read more
Ghania

5 Months Ago

Oh thank you Craig. Seniors like you always help and motivate me to do better.
I'm so impressed with the presentation of this. Really well penned.

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

I am truly grateful for your kind words. :)
intensely written with wonderful scenic renderings. i felt entranced on how the words enveloped me.

regards,
al

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Your uplifting words are so appreciated, al.
Wonderful🌹touching and alive🦋

Posted 6 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

6 Months Ago

Your lifting words are such a blessing. :)
I love the way you've created a brisk interplay between prose & poetry. I love your rhyming & your "shorthand" way of painting just a bit of imagery, here and there, along the journey your message takes. Most of all, I love that you use many splendored words for "red" -- something I'm often harping on in my reviews -- this shows a true love of vocabulary -- so many interesting ways to express each concept with fresh words! (((HUGS))) fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

6 Months Ago

Dear Margie, thank you for your wondrous lifting words, always so encouraging to me. This came from .. read more

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