And how was I to know

And how was I to know

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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As the darkness trembles and quakes around me...

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As the darkness trembles and quakes around me, I recall my yesterdays, dim and marred. The light of the amber orb now pierces the shadowed, cloudy cover of earth, and on its face I view my own.

 

The chilled wind with frozen voice,

lifts saddened scents of drifted days.

Upon each breath a doubting choice,

the winded, weeping figure lays.

And how was I to know that day,

would alter every moment on?

And how was I to hope to stay,

when friends in movement now are gone?

Yet here I stand with grasping eyes,

and view my common, ever-soil.

Born here in sand and raised in lies,

appearing tranquil, royal grace.

 

     I rest on the Idler’s rooftop, engulfed in flooding memories.



© 2018 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
From chapter three of "An owl on the moon,” Top of the stairs: March…

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very well written and so awesome written. Love the feelings impacted through out.

Posted 1 Week Ago


What a delight to read! The unusual use of "hiding" the structured poem inbetween a few perspective-giving sentences work so well! Those memories lingering, afterwards, tend to echo the essence of the poem.

Brilliant poetry.

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Your kindness always makes me grateful for your moments here. Thank you so much!
This poem is beautiful and very well written, though I believe it requires some context to achieve full understanding. Unfortunately I have not read the earlier work from which it is extracted.
Nonetheless, a superb piece of work.

Posted 3 Months Ago


The Iron Horseman

3 Months Ago

You are very welcome.
GlitterOnTheFloor

1 Month Ago

I agree. This was very well written but provided the context (perhaps the author's past experience, .. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

I am so grateful that you were here adding your voice to the music of this conversation. :)
This is an excellent poem with strong rhyme, rhythm, & word sound play like alliteration & more. Sometimes a poem written in somewhat stilted language as this one is -- not too easy for me to follow in my simple straightforward sensibilities. But your message flows with clarity, so the elevated style does not impede my understanding at all, which I love (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Margie! This one flowed through me some years back, but the beautiful aching rema.. read more
I am so disappointed that I don’t get your poetry in my feed here anymore. I don’t know why this is my friend. Your image and poem transfix me with their other- worldliness and surreal beauty. Title, Language, form, flow, cadence, rhyme- all great. So intriguing, I will seek you out and read more! Hope all is well with you!:))

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

I made sure we were still friends, dear Annette! Thank you for your kindness is coming by. May this .. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

3 Months Ago

Namaste my friend.:)
You write with such a perfection. And your poems are a journey on emotions. " And how was I to know?" constantly we ask ourselves, don't we???

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

I am so grateful for your insightful thoughts. Yes, too often the questions ripple through us.
Mrudula Rani

3 Months Ago

The pleasure of reading your writing is entirely mine.
The shock of realization. Excellent writing and a pleasant read

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

I am so grateful you stopped here to read, my friend.
really like the use of language ..has a classic feel to it ...tales from the bard kind of thing ...the story is haunting ..the accounting of our days and sad knowledge of friends passed on... the acceptance of one's own passing in:
"Yet here I stand with grasping eyes,
and view my common, ever-soil." i really like the way you say it! hooked, i will have to seek out the first two chapters now ;)
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

You are so encouraging my friend! Very thankful to have you by. :)
dear Owl... the chapters of our life...
burned to ashes forevermore.
We move on into the sky...
where birds fly and angels rest
in an eagle's nest. Amen... Pat
Beautiful poetry...

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Deeply appreciate your thoughts and the peace they bring, Pat. :)
OH WOW!! So awesome!
I enjoy this piece of your wonderous words. awesome

Posted 3 Months Ago



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