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Owls at Night - Sapphic Stanza

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© G.V., 09-03-2013, All Rights Reserved
 
In Sapphic poetry the first three lines of each stanza are
/_ /_ /_ _ /_ /_
 
And the final line of the stanza is:
/_ _ /_


A Sapphic poem-tribute to Owls; the sacred bird of Pallas Athena.


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Owls at Night - Sapphic Stanza


Owls

Night-birds fly in wellaway Moonlit darkness
constant friends of sacrosanct ancient marbles
croaking nature's auguries, spirit's quests are
intellect's symbols.

Ergo mourning canticles pray to Pallas 
sending eldritch clarions' warning message
shadow hermits skillful and nimble hunters
glorify wisdom.

© G.V., 09-03-2013

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:44:00 PM
    nice little win Giorgio, always~ SKAT

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win ! I love Owls , the white owl is amazing ..

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:49:00 AM
    I am not surprised this is a number #1 ! Congratulations, Giorgio !!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 4:01:00 AM
    Awesome and lovely piece...Great write...Congrats on your well deserved win..

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 2:52:00 AM
    Wow! This is superb! I'm really amazed by your use of words and vocabulary for this beautiful write. Had I read this...I never would have dared enter. Wonderful! Thank you for your visit.

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 9:58:00 PM
    very WELL DONE!!! Using the night theme for the night owl was so clever. Big congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:56:00 PM
    Hello Giorgio, thank you for the nice and sweet win on my Colors for Mother poem""" ... :-) :-) Congratulations on your "SAPPHIC STANZA" winning poem.. :) always~~ Linda

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 6:14:00 PM
    very well penned Giorgio...congrats on your well deserved first place win :)

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Georgio, A well deserved first with your skillful write--Bravo!

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/27/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 7:37:00 PM
    'constant friends of sacrosanct ancient marbles' ......perfect sappics. Always a joy to read your words. SuZ

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 11:58:00 PM
    wow, methinks you got that difficult meter!!! GREAT poem. Wasn't it hard to do? I really had a tough time changing my mindset from iambic to this other way!

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 2:41:00 AM
    Love it!

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:09:00 PM
    I love poems about hermits, beautiful solo xxx

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 2:24:00 PM
    I love those wise old owls!....I hear them calling out nearly every night...Amazing poetry, Giorgio!....Thank you so much for reading and commenting kindly on my work. It is very much appreciated!

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:44:00 AM
    wow, Giorgio, I expect to see this one at the top of the winners list. The meter is SPOT ON!!! And it's a great picture you painted of this awesome bird.

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 3:19:00 PM
    You have taken the night theme to a new and unique level.....wow ! and with such a wealth of knowledge to share, in few words. Well done!

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/4/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carrie :)
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 12:23:00 PM
    ohh, rich poetry with usage of words and rhyme that take me to a different flight... another beautifully versed piece,G... :) huggs

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/4/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you nette :)
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Hi Giorgio, a pleasant poem. I had no idea, the Owl's were a sacred bird.. Beautiful... xox~ Linda

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/4/2013 12:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda :)
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Tnks for sharing this poem..I went to google so I get to know more about the history of the sacred bird.A clever choice considering the owl as the wisest of all birds.Tnks for sharing this interesting poem Giorgio

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    Date: 9/3/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Charm. :)
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Great work..Way to go for the contest..Reads like winning material to me..Sara

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/3/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara :)