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Inspired by 'Don't Speak'

the old man rubbed his eyes … he was not asleep .. he knew that .. but there up there in the light .. yes the tree it had a face … and why not said the tree … the old man rubbed his eyes again and shook his head as if to ward off the voice he had heard … again the tree spoke … I am older than the oldest of men … i have seen more that could be told in your lifetime …. come listen … but the man not believing his eyes or his ears ran from the tree and out of the woods … the tree only sighed .. there is time and there will be others he said aloud to the birds as they perched on his branches … don’t speak the birds replied for no man will allow himself to believe and listen … the old tree only shrugged and the birds flew off into the sky …

owlspook, 2010


this is for Antanas (big smile) …

thank you Antanas for sharing your work that inspired this poem

you can either click on the photo or find it here:

Don’t Speak

and do let Antanas know what you think of his photo and say hi for me (big smile)

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so who am I?
I’m owlspook
Queen of the Night Sky
Sorceress of the Western Fog
Lowly Poet
and
Weaver of Worlds

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Comments

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 5 years ago

    Text and image are awesome together

  • thank you Thea! (big smile) .. the standing people have a lot to say but as humans we’ve fun from them and even destroyed whole forests (sigh) … maybe one day we will learn …

    – owlspook

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakeralmost 5 years ago

    Very cool colab, poor tree needs a hug, I’ll meet you there.

  • thanks syd (smile) … follow the birds, they will show you the way .. I’ll be there waiting (smile)

    – owlspook

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    wwonderful write ,old trees are old souls and have much to tell !LIZ

  • aye they sure do (big smile) thank you (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...almost 5 years ago

    Owlspook… your words sound so true… I do believe you listened from the old man’s tree branches them selves!

  • hehe … perhaps I have (big smile) … thanks james (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • prettybird
    prettybirdalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful colab work my gorgeous owl xxxxxxxxxx

  • (big smile) thank you carlotta (big smile) … I have a bunch more I’ll be sharing over time, too .. (smile)

    – owlspook

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