Owls are visual metaphors if wisdom.
‘Wise men never stop learning.’

 I sat at the feet of a poet great,

A single fan of the muse

As he displayed each gem

Of great wisdom.

About me the crowd ebbed and flowed

Unaware of the man in their midst

‘Drunks and gluttons will end up on skid row, in a stupor and dressed in rags. Buy wisdom, education, insight. Proverbs 23: 21

I wondered at those who loved the profane

And folks ensnared by the mundane

How could minds live

Just to sate the body and soul

Oblivious to the pure and divine.

‘In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1: 1

Can souls so steeped in poverty deep

Be awakened,

Refreshed in the spirit.

O God, what does it take

For the inner man to waken

To eat the Living Words

Of  Jesus, a Muse Divine.

Gwen Leane ©

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