Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Skewed Intentions


owl in the night sky
owl, owl flying by

with hoots and twists authentic
eyes of wisdom to enlist

nighttime warfare, phobia
topsyturn utopia

create a mood afoul
freaky, screechy owl

~

Prompt Inspiration:
Poetry Jam~ The Owl
3WW~ authentic, enlist, phobia

27 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, the screech of an owl can definitely disturb the silence of the night! And the peacefulness of one's mood.

Brian Miller said...

ha. the rhyme scheme in this makes it dance a bit laurie....the last couple lines...gave me a good chuckle...they can def freak you out a bit...

Jae Rose said...

Freaky, screechy..love that line..a bubbling darkness under the wings..it's the head and eyes that make me shudder..a bit poltergeisty!

The Drugstore Notebook said...

A beautiful write about a beautiful bird!

Kathryn said...

Their screeching can be pretty freaky. Love this, it was a fun read.

Gabriella said...

Given the right setting, am owl's screech can indeed feel freaky. It used to scare me as a child.

Sheilagh Lee said...

the screech of an owl, I love it.

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, vivid images, lovely read.

Sumana Roy said...

freaky, screechy owl....how very true...making darkness darker...

Brandee Shafer said...

love the rhymies

artbyrae said...

nice rhyme and good poem

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "freaky, screechy". I feel a bit like that old owl right now, only quieter!

alan1704 said...

Love this that feeling that all is not as real as we see. The beautiful owl with a seemingly frightening sound. Great feeling with hidden depths.

Magyar said...

distant train
its voice talks to the moon
a near owl

__Very well seen as written Laurie; my instant and humble senryu, as inspired by your poem, I leave here in complement to that verse!
__Often,it seems, Owls answer night sounds... beyond another Owl's call. (a near owl) _m

Wendy Bourke said...

the words "flying by with hoots and twists" juxtaposed against the “eyes of wisdom” – encapsulates the ferocity and cunning of primordial nature. “freaky, screechy owl”: perfect.

Peggy said...

This is spooky Laurie--another aspect of nighttime and the owl. I read that hardly any owl species really hoot with the who sound. Screech is probably more usual for owls.

humbird said...

...those eyes...and sounds...magic

Belva Rae Staples said...

I love this not only because it's fun, but for the rhythm. You could dance to this, Laurie.

kaykuala said...

They seem to be seen in bad light. May be since they are not readily seen they are misunderstood. Truly said Laurie!

Hank

Gillena Cox said...

A pleasant delightful read, luv the rhyme, the music in the words

Much love...

Helen said...

Delightful ... third stanza ~ delightful to the max!

oldegg said...

Curiously I am less freaked out by an owl or other night creature than I am by the eerie absence of sound at night. Great poem Laurie.

SaraV said...

Laurie, so nice to see you! Owls can be freaky, your rhymes and images are wonderful:-)

Donna Smith said...

Ha! - "afoul"...nice to sneak that in!

Donna Smith said...

Ha! - "afoul"...nice to sneak that in!

Nicholas V said...

I enjoyed this! Great response to the prompt.

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

I love owls! Such a gorgeous blog. Great writings. I will have to read this again and savor it.