For Twiglet #256

owl in flight

Rhythm of the Night Isn’t About Poetry

The night is ringing
in my ears. Light leaking
through the blinds like
pinpricked stars. Those

stars laughing at an owl
on some nearby tree
swallowing its vowels.

And I’m awake again.
So I write something,
fall asleep, wake up again,
and write something.

For Twiglets #256 “Awake Again”. Photo by Todd Steitle and  AJ Jean on Unsplash. Shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

15 responses to “For Twiglet #256”

  1. Go to sleep you night owl! The write and the photos are both stunning.

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    1. No problem going to sleep, just staying asleep lately.

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      1. Hope it’s only temporary. Probably the excitement of Santa!

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  2. I love the line about the owl swallowing its vowels! And I relate completely to the poem. The half asleep writer. THe night’s intrusions. Mixed in like sleep and breath.

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    1. Thank you, Wotmsie! ❤️

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  3. wait, wait

    if an owl swallows its vowels, does that sound like “h–t, h–t” instead of “hoot, hoot”?


    1. 😂😂 it’s like a dip sound. I think it might be from east London; Eliza Doolittle-ish.

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  4. You are a better woman than me… I go right back to sleep telling myself I won’t forget that line.

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    1. Yes, Debi, how often has that happened!?!

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    2. I just can’t seem to stay asleep lately. I read that if you get out of bed, and do something, it’s supposed to help. So far … it hasn’t helped. 😂😂


  5. Love the leaking light through the blinds, Misky.

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    1. 😂 It annoys me endlessly!


  6. My wake / sleep pattern (if you can call it that) has ALWAYS been sporadic & I ALWAYS keep at least a scrap of paper by the bed so I can jot down anything I think might be worthwhile later, though I often can’t make out the scribble. Grrrr…
    Fine work, Misky.

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    1. Oh yes, the scribble! One time, I wrote down a dream. Woke up in the morning to discover nothing on the paper. Apparently, writing it down was part of the dream! 😂🤣


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