February 15, 2016

Poet Bruce Owens Responds To: "Talking To The Moon"

Poem: I want to begin something unbelievable.

"Talking to the Moon" by Shameeg van Schalkwyk

I want to begin something unbelievable.

Take a mountain inside my chest
and breathe the water inside granite stars.

Who began me will end me like wheat reaching for the sky.
I will return to the place where autumn begins.
October will circle my heart with an orange fire.

I want to sleep inside a kitten's mute meow
and sing on the glide of a leaf
and to sing all night without fear
and listen to the mating calls throughout the woods
while the human creatures sleep their dreams.

I want to drift rootless like clouds over landscapes
of poppies and sand and clear lakes that mirror the sky.
It is here, at night under the stars,
I will close my eyes
and meet the lips of love again.

I want to begin something unbelievable.

Pull on a thread and unravel the mystery of the night
and believe, one more time, that peace is attainable.

~Bruce Owens

Bruce Owens has been writing poetry for 50 years. One of his poems appeared in the Robinson Jeffers Newsletter (No. 93 & 94, Winter & Spring) in tribute to friend, and fellow poet William Everson. He has been a guest lecturer at various colleges in California, lecturing on the nature of the creative process, and he has conducted poetry workshops, mainly with young adults, especially those struggling with various addictions or having come from an abusive household, using poetry as an instrument of discovery for both self, and as an entry into the world around us. His collection of poems: Eddies in the Rush (ISBN 0-971256-0-0 [149 pg.]) was endorsed by C.C. Bailey and poet William Stafford (1914-1993) a "National Book Award recipient." 

You can read/purchase more of Bruce's poetry at the following links: 

Catalog Record: A passage through stone : poems | Hathi Trust Digital Library

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