Who? Who?

Those eyes – I felt them before I saw them.

The soft touch of curious alertness

Followed my steps along the dirt path

Between two large and aging teak trees.


Looking up, I scanned the branches,

Detecting an observant presence.

But I could not see anything other than

Leaves, bark and bright white sky.


Looking again,

I saw two-yellow-eyes staring down at me.

An owl – a small grey and white feathered being,

Sitting like a tree-yogi in open-eyed meditation.


He didn’t seem to mind when the flash went off.

He didn’t fly off or hide when I

Stepped forward for a closer view.

He sat quietly watching from a high-branch,

as I moved in the shadow of the tree.


What better meeting than this mutual appreciation

Of two forms distinct in their outer wear,

But the same in silent mystery –

What better meeting could there possibly be

Under the branches of an aging teak tree.



About smallpebbles

A simple life unfolding moment by moment
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6 Responses to Who? Who?

  1. Beautiful!
    (silent mystery)

  2. reikiheidi says:

    Love the last verse, in particular 🙂

  3. Jayashri Fairclough says:


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