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To an owl

Warm nestDowny feathers, soft mossThe owl’s old bones shake asAxe seeks heartwood and the world falls fromAtlas’s shoulders Owl hadlived here for years,was planning one last autumnin this familiar place, before the long darktook her But now,she is falling, andlike Icarus, her wings fail herShe will never again see snow, endlessly reflectingMoon, heaven The manwas looking towards winterworking for a […]

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Blue River

There is a strong riverOver the hill from my grandmother’s houseAnd although she does not know my nameShe knows how and where I learned to swimPicked up by the back of my shirt and waded inShe knows how I have grownHow skinny arms and slender legs have gone from floundering in the shallowsTo fighting currents just to see if I […]

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Safe

Flow in Flow out Baby’s breath, Moss Lung, cling to the mouth of the cave, Rustled by her breath, soothed by her voice They are safe here Cool, clear water, winds down her throat Runs loving hands over slate flesh Carves his own place in coal skin Cradles silver, quartz, gold heart Makes bones and empires out of limestone He […]

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The Sky is Going to Kill Me

The sky is going to kill me at 12:35 tomorrow I know because the trees have told me Great sequoia and sapling oak creaking voices heavy with prophecy "Stay inside" The flowers beg heads bent forward with tears Bleeding hearts and winding white honeysuckle, crying "Stay inside" The insects counsel me Sleepy cicada and fragile monarch "Hibernate until the wind […]

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Heart Wood

The Lost Words: Spell Songs are a collection of songs formed from the spell-poem book  The Lost Word: A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. I found the album through a typo and have been enchanted with it ever since. I loved Selkie Boy, Heron, and Kingfisher, but my personal favorite was the song Heart Wood. The album […]

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Welcome to Inklings

Hello! This is just a little test to see if the group/posts are working correctly! We hope to bring new and interesting content to you soon! Print this page. Author Ella

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Wild tongues…

I was looking for some input before I glued everything down. What does everything think? I like the arrangement, and I might add some more background layering to the letters. Critique welcome! Print this page. Author Ella

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