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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Wow. I really loved this poem. Smooth flow and honestly beautiful. I liked your word choice and the way you described things. I enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing (:
-Angelina 🖤

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

Oh, Angelina, thank you so much for your kindness! This flowed from much pain, but I'm trying to lea.. read more
A.G.

2 Years Ago

Your welcome and you too my friend 😊
-Angelina 🖤
An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

It just did... thank YOU! 😊
Damn. You are like an poetry engine. Yo never take the easy path and it sounds so effortless. The rhyme scheme and flow never seem stilted or forced. You are a force of nature and this is your, a monsoon of renaissance words. yes I had to use spell check to spell renaissance right, both times...lol. Great Work Craig!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much my good friend. Smiling at the renaissance of your words. This poetic place nearly.. read more
I really like the rhythm of this piece and the wording, it is very well written.
in hopes that you will honor a friend request from me. I love your writes.

Posted 2 Years Ago


I like the rhythm and rhyme of this piece, which lends an almost musical quality to it! Also the woman in the image is absolutely stunning! ❤

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

Smiling... so happy you enjoyed the music of the verse. Ah, she is an acquaintance from Portugal... .. read more
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 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

You are very welcome.
GlitterOnTheFloor

2 Years 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

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years 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

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

The pleasure of reading your writing is entirely mine.

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2018 was a journey through my poetic novel, An Owl on the Moon. 2019 found me goinging back to a deep inspiration for me... Wonderland...2020 will whisper itself over the seasons... Come walk the worl.. more..

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