Night Owl: A Poem

Being nocturnal animals, an owl is the symbol for those that enjoy staying up late.
Being nocturnal animals, an owl is the symbol for those that enjoy staying up late. | Source


Gazing out the window, I watch the light settle down for the night,

As objects fade to black, my once stagnant mind becomes bright,

Lovely thoughts flutter around in my head like feathers flying,

My dreams soar across scattered hopes while doubt is busy dying,

I coo softly, wondering if others feels vibrant and alive at this time,

Though most, in the morning, hold an open mind that is prime,

For me, nightly inspiration comes as doors holding magic open wide,

Stars give off the light of truth as lonely deception runs to hide.



A baby owl is called an owlet.
A baby owl is called an owlet. | Source

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nessa282 5 years ago from Brunei Darussalam

Lovely poem :)


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you, nessa282! I love writing poems and I am thrilled when people enjoy them. Thanks for commenting! :)


Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Ah yes, this is my favorite time of day too when my mind is most fertile and creative. You did a lovely job of describing this. Voted up and beautiful!


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm glad to know a fellow night owl. I like how you described your mind at night: 'fertile and creative'. That's how I feel also. Thanks for commenting and voting! Have a lovely day! :)


SusieQ42 5 years ago

I once saw a white owl sitting on a fence post in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. It was the most beautiful site. This is a wonderful poem. Then again, I always enjoy reading your hubs!


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Oh wow; that must have been so magical! I've never seen an owl in person. Thanks, that was very sweet of you to say. Thanks for commenting, SusieQ42!


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Random Facts 5 years ago

Nice poem and expressions of thought. Beautiful and awesome!


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you! Thanks for reading, Random Facts!


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Ebower , Once I too was a nightowl , and I do love the night in different ways . Reading late into the darkness while glancing at the stars occasionally , I love the silence of the magic hours , awesome poem...:-}


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I love to read at night myself. I used to get in trouble as a kid when I tried to read at night and then my parents caught me, so I had to go to sleep lol. Thanks for commenting, ahorseback! I appreciate you sharing your opinion.


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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

This one brought a smile :) plus those owl pics are just so darn cute! And I am a night owl.. who apparently reads poems about night owls.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm glad you enjoyed this, LVidoni5. Yes, what is a night owl poem without cute owl pictures to lure the reader in? lol Well, at least you've got the time right. Thanks for commenting!


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Ebower - I voted up and awesome on this poem. I was a night owl in college, and loved being awake all through the night and sleeping during the day. No one is on the roads at night, the stores are empty, and it is quiet...what's not to like about being awake at nighttime?


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for rating, kittythedreamer! I've been a night owl since birth; I would hardly ever sleep as an infant. I still hold a natural curiousity about what is happening around me, so I don't want to miss anything. Therefore, I am an avid night owl. It's also the time when I get my best writing ideas and when I'm most motivated to get things done. Thanks so much for reading!


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Written in Ashes 5 years ago from Oregon

Great poem! I am totally a night owl.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Me too, Written in Ashes! I'm glad you liked it. :)


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CM Sullivan 5 years ago from California

Wow. I really liked this, I wanted more! Each sentence flowed through my eyes and into my mind with amazing visual imagery.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you, CM Sullivan! I liked your response; it was very poetic and I really appreciate you sharing your opinion. Have a great day!


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Erika Marie 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Lovely poem! I have always been a night owl, even as a child. Inspiration and creativity always comes to me in the evening. Thanks for sharing! Voted up and awesome!


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Erika! I have been a night owl since birth; literally. I kept my parents up all the time. I didn't want to miss anything; lol! That's when I'm inspired as well. Thanks for voting! :)


5 years ago

...and while you listen to Owl City, right? :)


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

f: Sometimes I do. :)


5 years ago

Do you know Edward Hopper's famous picture 'Night Hawks'? It should be on Google. It's very expressive, I think.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I haven't heard of it. I'll have to check it out later.


5 years ago

I just found the word 'vibrant' again, now in this poem! It seems to be one of your words!

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Another repeat; I guess I must really like it! I do like neon colors.


5 years ago

Yes, vibrant neon, like with bright make up, right?

'...as lonely deception runs to hide' is another thoughtful phrase.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, I suppose you're right.

Thanks!


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

Your poetry has a lovely flow and something to say. I like it.


Joanne Olivieri 3 years ago

Fantastic imagery with a melodic rhythmic flow. Love it.


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Joanne Olivieri: Thank you for your kind words!


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Sunkesner 11 months ago from Philippines

I'm a night owl too! Everything you described in the poem, Im sure a lot of people feels it also whenever night comes. :))


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Ebower 11 months ago from Georgia Author

Sunkesner: Me too! I sure hope so. Thanks for reading!


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States

I'm sorry I missed this one my friend. Beautiful words and pictures. The owl is one of my favorites. whonu


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Ebower 11 months ago from Georgia Author

whonunuwho: No problem. Thank you! I love owls, too. :)

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