Thursday, March 20, 2014

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photo 'The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl' from glwildlife

who 'oo who 'oo whoo
who will go from the village
to ancestors meet

if you know then why
why do you ask Jumbie bird
why your mocking hoot

to awaken dread
in the throes of purple skies
is that why you ask

your echoes follow
golden rings in charcoal night
forest stalkers sleep

yet your eyes alight
piercing the seams of dreamers
stitched to folklore's sight
--gillena cox


I am blog hopping today at
Poetry Jam the prompt is 'OWL'

32 comments:

Mascha said...

A lovely poem.
Greetings from Germany

Gillena Cox said...

Thank Mascha, happy you dropped by

Much love...

alan1704 said...

golden rings in charcoal nigh - What a great image, that charcoal night, love the emotion in this.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Alan, happy you stopped by

Much love...

Gabriella said...

I like how your poem is linked to folklore and wonder what the ancestors meet will be.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation, Gabriella

much love...

kaykuala said...

your echoes follow
golden rings in charcoal night
forest stalkers sleep

It seems the owl may have indication of death's likely happening. Nicely Gillena!

Hank

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Hank

Much love...

rallentanda said...

Oooo...I can feel voodoo in the air:)

Cath H.C Photographie said...

Une très belle photo pour illustrer ce joli texte !
Cath.

Brian Miller said...

yes....some really interesting touches in this....they do haunt the dreams...stitched in our folklore...interesting what we have made of them...what we make of many things....but wise when we need them

Mary said...

This is, I think, a favorite of poems I have seen of yours, Gillena. I like the interplay between the 'who' and the 'why' flowing toward folklore at the end.

Sumana Roy said...

i like the connection to the ancestors, dreamers and folklore...lovely imagery..

Laurie Kolp said...

Their eyes really are piercing, aren't they?

Diane Mayr said...

Very nice, Gillena!

Gillena Cox said...

hmmmm(◕‿◕。) thanks for your appreciation Rallendtanda

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Merci Cath, je suis heureux d'avoir stoppé par,
en vous souhaitant beaucoup d'amour


(I used google translate to reply)

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Brian

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Mary, thank you for your appreciation

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Sumana you for your appreciation

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

They are Laurie; thanks for dropping in

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Diane

much love...

Lorraine Renaud said...

Wow good Heavens this magnificent Gillena, and the Owl ohhh he is beautiful the perfect Haiga, so wise of you x

Magyar said...

Love this verse, and the owl photo!

__Best to you, always. _m

Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine not a haiga, (◕‿◕。) no poem is placed on the image

glad you dropped in

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Magyar

much love

Helen said...

I enjoyed this .. mocking hoot are great descriptive words!!!

Gillena Cox said...

Helen, thank you for your appreciation

Much love...

SaraV said...

You really captured the mystic and beautiful imagery in this! Excellent :-)

Gillena Cox said...

thank you for your appreciation Sara

Much love...

Nicholas V said...

Lovely poem, Gillena!

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Nicholas

Much love...