RABBIT TRAILS 
  
corvus
watching
listening
dancing
on words
scattered
 
twist n turn
rabbit trails
 
convoluted
intricacies
winding
weaving
 
twigs
wisps
feathery
bits
of
distraction
 
corvus
watching
laughing
caws
 
librettos
lines
tangled
another
tangent
 
curves
turns
angles
dancing
in the sun
 
human
confusion
lost
on
rabbit
trails
 
corvus
watching
laughing
caws
 
on rabbit
trails.
 
~ Orannhawk
 
 
 
 
 

The Journey
 
The water that I drink
The life that I breathe
Flow
 
Within 
 
Without
 
Me 
 
The air that I speak
The heart that beats
 
May I learn and give 
 
More
  
Compassion
 
 
The Owl rises and falls
as I begin another journey
of healing
 
Over the stories of this land
I carry
 
The Gift
 
 
Into the water that we drink 
Into the life that we breathe
Into the air that we speak
Into the hearts that beat
 
May compassion and love
guide us through the dark times
through the shadows into the light
Remember, the light 
 
is 
 
the shadow of dark.
And we remember.
 
~ Sherri Watson













Owl: Deception

Silence in flight 
power at night. 
Omen of death 
is part of life. 

Bringer of doom 
in all your gloom. 
You first have to die 
to become alive. 

Conserving your energy 
waiting for opportunity. 
The warnings you heed 
taking only what you need. 

Oh, master of deception 
giving me protection. 
Strengthens my observation 
in my intuition. 

Sitting and watching in silent observation 
with eyesight keen 
nothing hidden from me. 
Only deceiving yourself 
when trying to deceive me. 

Trust your impressions 
and inner perceptions. 
With unique qualities 
pay attention to subtleties. 

Last but not least 
listen to your gut instincts, 
and always, always ask whooooo......

~  Edith Brakke 

Swan: Grace, Beauty and Self-Power

You entered the dreamtime 
an ugly duckling 
now you're a beautiful bird 
just waiting to be heard. 

Sing your swan song 
as you swim along 
searching for a place 
where you belong. 

When denying your feelings 
you're clutzing up 
trust in yourself 
and hold your head up. 

Sensitivity to your emotions 
and other's emotions as well 
enter the silence 
find your strength 
to help get you through 
all this hell. 

Resist not your transformation 
relax and go with the flow 
develope your intuitive side 
accept your ability to know. 

Totem of the child 
full of awe and wonder 
and childlike fantasies 
and fairy tales. 

Totem of the mystic 
with all it's mysteries 
perplexing the mind 
strengthening your spirituality. 

Totem of the dreamer 
just don't stay there too long 
gotta face reality 
before you can move along. 

Totem of the poet 
flowing like a river; 
All things merge into one! 

~ Edith Brakke