Escape

Escape

A Poem by Chris

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 Chris


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this is gorgeous! something a little different from your style but so very lovely! there is a playful teasing as well as an exciting invitation, I would just accept it and fly there with the night bird :) the most sweetest inspiring nightsong You gifted us here. Thank You dearest Chris❤️

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Chris

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Thank you lightsong. I wrote this when we were in our first lockdown. Quite an anxious time for many.. read more



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Ethereal…feels as though a spirit is quietly rising in the darkness of the night. Great work!

Posted 3 Days Ago


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Chris

3 Days Ago

Many thanks Suzanne for your visit and thoughts. Welcome to my page.

Chris
Maybe it's the title that attracts so many readers, or maybe your name is already a brand of excellence. I came here because of both. "Escape," it seems, is something most everyone dreams of. I know I do. I enjoyed the mood you created here: quiet, dark, mysterious.

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Chris

4 Days Ago

Laz, I thank you for your visit and review. So encouraging for me.

Chris
Owls are so amazing! This can inspire beautiful poetry like this one. Short yet volumes of imagery and emotion and movement. Wonderfully explained and expressed, Chris. tyfs

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Chris

1 Week Ago

Thank you Cyprian. You are appreciated.
As one who spent a lifetime shunning the day and worshiping the night I can relate. Beautiful

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Chris

1 Week Ago

I am certainly a night bird myself Tate. Just can't sleep at night and end up cat napping by day. So.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Week Ago

You too Chris. A smile from across the pond
Chris

1 Week Ago

Reciprocated Tate :)
Amazing story-telling in the poetry dear Chris.
"rising in flight
from a bare branch
bewitched by moonshine
in a forest of
silvered slow motion"
The words gentle, meaningful and wonderful. The nightingale song I do miss. When I heard I wanted to escape too. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

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Chris

1 Week Ago

Wrote this one during the early days of tge first lockdown. Thank you so much Coyote.

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Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

I liked this one dear Chris and you are welcome.
A creative piece. I appreciated the imaginary as well as the flow. You did a great write with this piece.

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Chris

1 Week Ago

Thank you Melinda for stopping by and leaving a review. Most appreciated.

Chris
Now, wouldn't that be an experience? Your fine words paint a thrilling scene of night and flight in the person of a white owl. Cool.

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Chris

1 Week Ago

Written during lockdown Sam when where I live there was certainly fear and restrictions regarding le.. read more
This is excellent Chris and full of haunting and resonant images. Quite flattering as well that we both have a Piece titled 'Escape', arrived at independently and from very different angles. Definitely a 'keeper' this one.

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Chris

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much Tony. Written under first lockdown conditions in the middle of the night. I just w.. read more
this is a very beautiful poem with stunning images, Chris. My favorite is the line "of an ink black sky pitted in sequins." It's pure magic and perfectly worded. Like a living painting. Thank you for sharing your lovely poem.

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Chris

1 Week Ago

And I thank you Carlos for calling on this page and sharing your thoughts and encouragement. Most ap.. read more
this is gorgeous! something a little different from your style but so very lovely! there is a playful teasing as well as an exciting invitation, I would just accept it and fly there with the night bird :) the most sweetest inspiring nightsong You gifted us here. Thank You dearest Chris❤️

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

1 Week Ago

Thank you lightsong. I wrote this when we were in our first lockdown. Quite an anxious time for many.. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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