Escape

Escape

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

do not fret
as darkness comes
catch the cool air
beneath a barn owl's
wings

rising in flight
from a bare branch
bewitched by moonshine
in a forest of
silvered slow motion

an apparition
of white wonder
gliding against the backdrop
of an ink black sky
pitted with sequins

carry me with you
night bird





© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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I might think we would all like to escape at this very moment...
and just be owls sneaking around in the night, free from this virus...
wiser than the presidents, congressmen...humans in general.
i escaped somewhere with this piece.
i love the beat of the short lines, and the alliteration thrown in for good measure.
Wisdom in this allegorical poem.
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Happy I was able to briefly offer you an escape Jacob. I think currently we would all like to be abl.. read more



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Fly until we cannot. At the end of the day, that's eventually what we all say to ourselves isn't it? Good writing tends to make me think about things like that when it's done right. You've actually inspired me to watch some old George Romero zombie flicks. The first one is actually objectively good film making; "Night of the Living Dead".... it's more about society and small group interaction (and not a bad screenplay).

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

I think you might be the first caller of mine that is inspired to watch zombie movies after reading .. read more
seemed as a common write in the beginning but soon after it caught the flow which got maintained by an extraordinary narrative effort... very nicely written... Thank you for sharing this piece !!

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Abhishek. I appreciate your thoughts and your visit. All good wishes.

Chris
Just realizing that I read this earlier
It sets a lovely mood
We are owl dominated in our area and I find them wonderfully iconic

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You share my fondness for owls Dave. Wise old birds they are. Many thanks for checking in and apolog.. read more
lovely, very expressive little poetic story. "bewitched by moonshine" "silvered slow motion" great descriptions !!
i love birds, all animals in fact..... about 6 months or so ago i had an owl sitting motionless on my washing line around midnight. i'm a bit of a night owl myself often up until 1:30-2:30 am.
and 2 night ago i had a tawny frogmouth sitting on my washing line, so now i often check my washing line at night.
cheerio carola

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Carola, please accept my apologies for my tardy response. Pleased you also share my fondness fo.. read more
I enjoy this a lot and all the imagery works well. I worked on a farm for a few years and it all feels like something I would have seen out in the fields at night. I really like it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Truly appreciated. Keep safe and well.

Chri.. read more
good morning Chris:) I wish I could take that ride but as you know us bunnies tend to get eaten by owls so I'm a bit hesitant LOL

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Bunny for the smile. Keep safe and well and thanks for the visit.

Chris
I can just visualise that owl flying past me after twisting and twooing all night. Freedom is graphically illustrated in your poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Augustus for your review. Keep safe and well.

Chris
(bewitched by moonshine in a forest of silvered slow motion) What beautifully poetic prosody is this! I love the way you weave a spell with your well chosen words my friend. ~Sharon


Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Sharon, many thanks for your visit. Your thoughts so appreciated. Keep safe and well.
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Beautiful imagery! Precisely expressed with brevity. Loved the line "apparition of whte wonder". Much enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Diamond for your thoughtful response. Much appreciated.

Chris
Although the natural scene depicted in this one is beautiful in its imagery, I wonder if some spiritual lesson lies here in allegory. Although the animal in question is a barn owl, it is a white bird, just as is a dove. The white bird soaring against the black night sky could represent the purity of spirit in a time of darkness. The request in the last lines could be a plea for salvation. On the other hand, it could all be just a lovely scene from nature.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you John for sharing your thoughts on my poem. You are appreciated and welcomed.

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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