The Wisdom of Owls by Diane Elayne Dees

The Wisdom of Owls

The owls fled after Katrina,
but returned years later.
I hear them call
in the depths of night,
a plaintive cry
for all the lost wisdom,
blown away like
the uprooted pines.

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Diane Elayne Dees’s poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies. She is the author of the chapbook, Coronary Truth (Kelsay Books), and the forthcoming chapbook, I Can’t Recall Exactly When I Died. Diane, who lives in Covington, Louisiana–just across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans–also publishes Women Who Serve, a blog that delivers news and commentary on women’s professional tennis throughout the world. Her author blog is Diane Elayne Dees: Poet and Writer-at-Large.