How Sleeps the World

How Sleeps the World

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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in winter’s solemn slumber...

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How sleeps the world
in winter’s solemn slumber
cloaked in icy white blankets
of embroidered frost.
Echoes of autumn’s song
still stirring the clouded sky.
Spring’s swelling crescendo
rehearsing her grand entrance.
Summer but a distant apparition,
an island of sweet embraces.
And underneath are roused roots
wispy curling fingers
reaching,
rolling,
seizing,
straining
through stone and sand,
gripping tight to earth’s shroud.
Listen to wind whispers
softly dancing across windows
and wintry walkways,
shyly sighing,
speaking
in dreams of
dancing daylight.
Glimpse the soft sun’s caress
to awaken the day
with winter’s wonderland.


© 2019 An owl on the moon


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Such a wonderful & beautiful write here, this is very well written

Posted 5 Days Ago


This is such a wonderful and delightful read,
You Sir hold a poetic pen.
Awesome writing.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Owl,
A magical ride through the sleeping season . . . dreaming of what's to come. Liked the way to wrote about the "roused" roots. Nice write.
Tom

Posted 2 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Tom! Grateful for your kind words here and wishing you a wondrous weekend. :)
This time of year, many are writing about the change of seasons, but this must be the most imaginative & original approach I've read yet! I love writing about nature, but this goes so much further for me. First I notice how your scenes of nature are so lively & animated, which sucks me in, makes me feel as if I'm part of it all, that's why it changes a tough mood so effectively, as Walking Queen mentions (below). It makes me want to see my surrounding with new eyes (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Oh, Margie, thank you for your kind, uplifting presence always! May your eyes always behold the beau.. read more
Your poetry has the most enate ability to bring calm to my erratic soul! I once again am at no loss here in this majestic wonderland...twirling and swirling through the waves and today taking in the magic of one of my favorite pieces of art as well!

Posted 4 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Dear Queen, what wonder to have your shadow passing by here. So grateful for you. Always! The tea is.. read more
The first ten lines are such a draw to the reader and the wholepiece follows the same mould; so eloquently written and filled with lovely allegory and description.

Posted 4 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

I deeply appreciate your kind words so much. May this new week bring you so much joy and inspiration.. read more
It is like coming out from the crypt, but in your words, much more beautifully displayed. The warmth and comfort of the crypt becomes familiar in its gray, enchanting charm. Offering warmth and well being when the world outside is painted in winters limited color scheme. But the beauty of that winter time lies in the feelings that in conjures and the need to recoil from the bustle of the other months and reflect on our own mortality. Really good stuff Craig.

Posted 4 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Ah, my friend, always so glad to see you've been by. Thank you! And that spring magic hit here today.. read more
dear 🦉... I can identify with your poem, as the years have flown by and many of my family roots have been tangled in my dreams and I feel as though I have not contributed to their legacy in so many ways. Perhaps they are a difficult Act to follow. Our world goes from Wars to Wars to Political stress.. giving us a feeling of unrest. We can only Vote and try to lift up the Spirits of our fellow men and women, as well as the young people. Amen.
truly, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Oh, Pat, it's so true... so much keeps us from connecting and lifting each other. May we learn, or a.. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

Yes, 🦉 Owl... a very long winter... now we can feel Hope when the trees bloom with blossoms and w.. read more
"dreams of
dancing daylight."
Lovely alliteration here and I love the imagery in your poem, even though it makes me sad about winter having finally gone at least from my part of the world...
You do have a way with words with takes the reader in. I enjoyed reading this one :))

Posted 4 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Oh dear Yumna, may you find the beauty of winter inside you whenever you wish it to rise. Thank you .. read more
A most profound, illuminating and compelling read from the hand and mind of one whom I refer to as a poetic genius. I was enlightened as I scrolled down the page, reading of "how sleeps the world in winter's solemn slumber". How glorious a title ever penned, how enchanting a poem ever read!

Posted 4 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

You always bring so much light and joy wherever you go, dear Kelly. So thankful for your wondrous vi.. read more

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