BARN OWL

 

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Too young to be wise within
the great old barn Homer built
to hold dry-land hay before the bales—

pulleys and rail, tall mangers either side
for teams of horseflesh, wooden floor
tourist cameras never see.

From the rafters of rough-cut fir
the world is small, the only light
leaks under eaves.

Cost too great to restore my dreams
of slower days and longer nights,
I wonder—wherein wisdom reigns.

 

3 responses to “BARN OWL

  1. Wonderful lines: “the world is small, the only light / leaks under eaves” . . . Like the owl, our wisdom is just a figment of the imagination . . .

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  2. Reblogged this on wingsandwildhearts and commented:
    The beauty of barn owls reflected in poignant words.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I realy like this one!
    Silly as it may sound, you have brought forth an image that few of us have ever seen…a barn owl in a barn.

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