“When the owl sings, the night is silent.“- Charles de Leusse

Fleeting breeze from feathered wings 
Kissing my startled face
Embedding the sight upon my soul,

An indelible mark on fair skin  
Astounding how a watchful owl 
Came to me, came to be

A welcome companion 
In the last days of her life
Bringing a message, an omen

Live, Live, Live- Be free, Believe 
See life’s miracles surrounding
And let your heart soar free, unbound

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Back in May, I had a visit from a great horned owl. She stayed with me for six days. I wrote about my encounter with Bella (a name I gave her) during that time. Needless to say, she left a mark on my soul that I will carry forever. You can search my archives for the month of May 2020 if interested. Here is a story I wrote about her: Six Days of Magic

Written for the Sunday Muse #119

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 “Unbound

  1. A spectacular poem Linda, and I love the backstory to this. Such a lovely message to you and us all! Owls are such a majestic part of nature. Thank you for sharing this with us all at the Muse!

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  2. What a wonderful poem and even more wonderful story of your experience with Bella, which I read with much interest. It is remarkable to me that Bella chose to spend those last days with you, by some mysterious sense recognizing your intuitive spirit. Beautiful story. Beautiful poem!

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