The Owl and I

You captivate me with your golden eyes
As you stare with calm intensity at me
Your stunning presence takes me by surprise
Transcending my joyous soul setting it free

As you stare with calm intensity at me
I contemplate why you have come here
For you can shelter high in cool shade trees
Relieved of any strife, worries or fears

I contemplate why you have come here
Are you carrying a secret message
Relieved of any strife, worries or fears
You give me this beautiful sacred blessing

Are you carrying a secret message
For your stunning presence takes me by surprise
You’ve given me this beautiful sacred blessing
As you captivate me with your golden eyes

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: For the past three days, I have been given an amazing gift. This beautiful Great Horned Owl continues to honor me with her presence. This morning when I was speaking to her, and thanking her for her spiritual visits, I called her Bella, so I think she must be female. I decided to honor her with a Pantoum, one of my favorite forms of poetry. I haven’t written one in a while.

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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

26 Comments on “The Owl and I

  1. These repeated visits are unusual, and stunning. I, too, wonder why – she must have a message. She might be a departed loved one, letting you know he or she is thinking of you. It is the most amazing thing. You are being gifted! (I know you know that.)

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  2. Linda, I wonder if Bella is assessing your space for a possible safe nesting site? I looked up info and found: “Great Horned Owls typically nest in trees such as cottonwood, juniper, beech, pine, and others. They usually adopt a nest that was built by another species, but they also use cavities in live trees, dead snags, deserted buildings, cliff ledges, and human-made platforms.” Beautiful pantoum!

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  3. Traditional societies wouldn’t hesitate to make this owl an augur, auspicious of great things. Making a pantoum of it cables a shrine and message to that energy! Well done. – Brendan

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  4. I’m enjoying following your developing relationship with the owl, Linda. A visit by any bird like this, let alone an owl, is a spiritual experience. I hope you find out the what secret message is.

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  5. Wow – so beautiful. I love owls – hear them calling to one another in the forest at night – but a daylight visit – that is really auspicious.

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  6. I am intrigued by your owl visitations. They are often messengers from the other side. This is a powerful totem animal and I am sure it is there for a reason. Listen for her message, she brings a gift.

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