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Wake Me, The Owl, When The Moon Does Rise

Wake me, the owl, when the moon does rise
and his golden beams illuminate the skies,
when the darkness flees and the time just flies
and the cold, crystal stars twinkle in our eyes.

Nothing could keep me from basking in your glow
not lightning, not thunder, not even rain or snow,
I'm not moving from my branch, so let the winds blow
his crescent smile is never lost, this I surely know.

So easily the moon enchants and takes me by the wing
which causes my heart to flutter, and serenade and sing,
The daytime sun does not possess the charm that he can bring
when under his nightly influence, you can imagine anything.

Still, no dream can entice me to sleep in a little late
and miss the wonder of the moment, O, I cannot wait,
to see him there hurrying along, not to miss a date
then up above the hills to meet me at my wooden gate.

I'll wait right here, nestled up high in the maple tree
where you will hear my echoed call, but hardly ever see,
a little, lonesome night owl is what I will always be
when the moon does rise, just promise you'll wake me.










Written on February 6th, 2016

Owls Personification Contest

Copyright © Kelly Deschler

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  1. Date: 2/12/2016 9:57:00 AM

    hoo is the sound of my heart breaking down when night comes to town with Beautiful darkness to astound the face to where it cant frown because the Beautiful glow of the moon is so easily found....simply amazing Kelly....;)
  1. Date: 2/12/2016 9:21:00 AM

    Perfect mono-rhyming... and a purrrfect Valentine's Day treat for your Special One! Well done Kelly!! Best wishes, Keith
  1. Date: 2/12/2016 7:06:00 AM

    yOU HAVE CERTAINLY CAPTURED THE ESSENCE AND SPIRIT OF THE OWL, KELLY.
  1. Date: 2/11/2016 11:51:00 PM

    this is an enchanting, haunting piece, kelly.. you seem to know owls well... how beautiful..huggs
  1. Date: 2/11/2016 6:45:00 PM

    Beautiful Personification of an owl Kelly, A brilliant poem from you, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/10/2016 10:13:00 AM

    Great personification Kelly..
  1. Date: 2/10/2016 9:56:00 AM

    Great personification, makes me want to be an owl. Best of luck in the contest.
  1. Date: 2/10/2016 7:47:00 AM

    A wonderful personification, Kelly. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
  1. Date: 2/9/2016 11:51:00 PM

    My late father liked owls and had a few wooden carved owls. He also had a drawing of an owl on his wall. This poem has a dreamlike and mysterious feel to it. I promise to wake you when the moon rises. Nice personification here as well! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

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