Mysterious blue indigo owl haunting my dreams
sharing manna from celestial heavens
perched on gilded steps of an elegant
ivory mansion, trimmed in gold
A tall woman, dressed in pure white staring
from a window on high, can it be Athena
goddess of wisdom and courage
sending an important message to me?
The gossamer veil lifts from my eyes
as she opens the majestic door
what was a dream, now clear and bright
for she radiates with goodness and warmth
A loaf of crusty bread in cradled arms
an offering to my searching soul
I take the bread of life full of wisdom,
grasping it in my delicate hands
Still warm from her oven’s sacred hearth
I hold it against my fragile beating heart
and in that breathless moment I know
this heart of mine is going to be all right.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: I had another encounter with my owl this morning. He flew so close to me I could feel the wind from his wings on my face! I decided to resurrect this poem from 2019, as it was when I was coming in contact with owls then too. Powerful messengers, owls.
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page