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Two Poems by Bruce Owens: "Untitled" and "A Psalm"



There was a hymn in the night clouds

in the sky

sailing like great ships

and the moon was full,

ablaze with light.

The entire mountainside

mirrored the light.

The only voices

were the leaves

in the valley

that were trembling

because they saw God passing.


A Psalm

You are more beautiful than the mountains,

the sea waves breaking in the night.

I cannot deny your love.

Your words of kindness are like the wind

that bends the coastal trees, the pines, fir

and the redwoods sway with your song

and your voice of light is the morning

glory of flowers in the open meadows

where the jeweled webs glow with dew

in the woods awakening

from the dream of night.

I cannot deny your love.


© 2018 by Bruce Owens


Bruce Owens

Bruce Owens has been writing poetry for 50 years. One of his poems appeared in the Robinson Jeffers Newsletter (No. 93 & 94, Winter & Spring) in tribute to friend, and fellow poet William Everson. He has been a guest lecturer at various colleges in California, lecturing on the nature of the creative process, and he has conducted poetry workshops, mainly with young adults, especially those struggling with various addictions or having come from an abusive household, using poetry as an instrument of discovery for both self, and as an entry into the world around us. His collection of poems: Eddies in the Rush (ISBN 0-971256-0-0 [149 pg.]) was endorsed by C.C. Bailey and poet William Stafford (1914-1993) a "National Book Award recipient." You can learn more about Bruce on his Facebook page here:Bruce Owens Poetry

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