The moon sits on the owl’s shoulder.
The moon sits on the mountain’s shoulder
On this most unnatural night
As I feel my way among the images.
The owl is made of fire,
There is fire inside the owl,
His feathers sparkle with it.
There is fire within the tree.
The images blur and coalesce
With moon, owl and fire
Until there is nothing,
No image at all.
In the dark clear light of blankness
Only the sound of the owl: When?
When will the images coalesce?
Being a seer with no sight,
Being a god with no right,
Being a bird with no flight
Is damned hard work.
If I had known it was like this
I wouldn’t have gotten into the racket.
Richard C. Richards, circa 1970
From ‘Poems That Almost Got Away‘, published by Healing Time Books, is available on Amazon.com
Marilyn Marlow’s illustrated bilingual (Spanish and English) children’s book is now available on Amazon.com in paperpack and eBook formats.
Available in Spanish with English translation
‘Amor y Luz’ – https://www.amazon.com/dp/154480881X/ref=sr_1_1…
Also available in English with Spanish translation
‘Love and Light’ now available on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544732236/ref=sr_1_2…
This endearing tale transcends cultural boundaries and carries us all to a timeless place in our hearts. ‘Love and Light ~ A Creation Myth’ (also known as ‘Amor y Luz ~ Un Mito de la Creación’) expresses core values of friendship, courage, compassion, respect, and responsibility. The spirited watercolor paintings connect us to an ageless exploration of the moments of creation.First, from a tiny flicker of light, comes Sun. Then, from love, comes World. They dance and play throughout the day, without a care, joyful of their very existence. Time is suspended, until nightfall…when Sun must go away. Fearful, what will World do in the darkness? Together, a solution is found. A new meaning of life discovered. Will World be triumphant?As World and Sun continue to ensure our survival through their love and light, are we doing enough today to sustain our very existence? In light of all the alarming climate changes now taking place, will we be triumphant? Let ‘Love and Light ~ A Creation Myth’ quicken your heart into an act of love for our planet. Originally handwritten in Spanish, the translation has been included in ‘Love and Light ~ A Creation Myth’, along with helpful hints of how to use it with children. Please also refer to “How to Support Children Becoming Bilingual” for further information at: MarilynMarlowArtistry.com/Articles
To learn more about Marilyn Marlow and her art, visit: MarilynMarlowArtistry.com