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'

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32 Comments:

Blogger Mascha said...

A lovely poem.
Greetings from Germany

1:53 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank Mascha, happy you dropped by

Much love...

2:41 AM  
Blogger alan1704 said...

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

2:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Alan, happy you stopped by

Much love...

3:29 AM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

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

3:39 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation, Gabriella

much love...

3:44 AM  
Blogger 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

4:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Hank

Much love...

4:56 AM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

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

5:03 AM  
Blogger Cath H.C Photographie said...

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

6:13 AM  
Blogger 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

6:29 AM  
Blogger 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.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

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

7:06 AM  
Blogger Laurie Kolp said...

Their eyes really are piercing, aren't they?

7:11 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

Very nice, Gillena!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

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

much love...

7:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

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


(I used google translate to reply)

7:44 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Brian

Much love...

7:46 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Mary, thank you for your appreciation

Much love...

7:48 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Sumana you for your appreciation

Much love...

7:50 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

They are Laurie; thanks for dropping in

much love...

7:53 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Diane

much love...

7:54 AM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

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

9:33 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Love this verse, and the owl photo!

__Best to you, always. _m

11:19 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

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

glad you dropped in

much love...

4:22 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Magyar

much love

4:33 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

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

5:30 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Helen, thank you for your appreciation

Much love...

7:11 AM  
Blogger SaraV said...

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

8:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you for your appreciation Sara

Much love...

4:41 PM  
Blogger Nicholas V said...

Lovely poem, Gillena!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Nicholas

Much love...

6:30 PM  

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