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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Poems: Wise Owl New Day

Today I have a few poems about ..

owls, bats and my first job in Vancouver.

Wise Owl

wise owl hoots
the black bats swoop
over our awesome white eyes
under a thousand webbed branches
charcoal in a mushroom sky

(These are eagles near the fish rivers)

the screech ends abrupt
all crackles still
fell to hug the warmth of the
pregnant earth
i heard the stillness echo
in my tumbling mind.

poem by Nora Flower written as a child

New Day:

each new day
spreads like peanut butter
on my bread
it lasts as long
as the taste
and sticks forever
in my memory.

Day is Done

this day was done before it began
in the close soft mist
i ran before the sun
i struggled up the shoulder
of thick pouring pavement
blackened by the rain drops
i thought vaguely of this day
ran on my way to the job
done. i ran here
once back
i found myself with nothing
this day was done before it began.

 ©poems by Nora Flower when I was a young girl. My first job in Vancouver.

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Today I am linking to:

Saturday's Critters
Thanks so much to the host.



  1. I don't believe I've ever seen a day compared to peanut butter before!

    1. Oh when you are young I guess you are silly! Thanks Linda. Merry Christmas.

  2. Hello Nora, I enjoyed your poems. Wonderful collection of birds and photos. I love the owl and eagles. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visits and comments too. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your day!

    1. Hi Eileen, thanks so much for your lovely comments and for hosting. Merry Christmas to you and your family. hugs.

  3. Thanks so much for these lovely comments. I will reply on each of your blogs as time permits. I appreciate your comments so much.


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