The Sage and the Owl

A wise old Sage and an owl one night
Met under the moon’s soft, silvery light
The owl with eyes that shone so bright
Hooted to The Sage with all its might

“O Sage, with years of knowledge and grace,
Pray tell me, what is the secret to this place?”
The Sage replied with the kindness of his heart,
“My dear owl, listen closely to what I’ll impart.

“The secret to life is to stay wise and true,
To always be kind, honest through and through,
To learn from mistakes and to keep moving on,
To never give up, even when you don’t feel strong

“The answers you seek are within your grace,
Just listen to your heart and let wisdom take its place,
For life’s journey is yours so do not sit and wait,
And the choices you make will determine your fate.”

The owl looked at The Sage with wonder and glee,
And said with a hoot, “Your words are a symphony!
I’ll take what you’ve said and keep it in my heart,
And use my wisdom to make a better start.”

And so The Sage and the owl said their goodbyes,
Lit by the moon, and the flitting fireflies,
And the owl took flight with newfound delight,
With the wisdom of The Sage to guide it through the night.

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7 thoughts on “The Sage and the Owl

  1. A delightful poem, Andrew. I do love your stories of the Sage. It has been a while since I’ve seen you publish them, and I have missed them. I’m so glad you’re writing them again. I look forward to reading the next one when you have time to write a new tale. I know life is busy, and we don’t always have time to write. If I had my way, I would spend all day writing, but I, too, am always busy and rarely have enough time to write as regularly as I’d like. Such is life …

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    1. Thank you Ellie. I’ve recently become a grandad for the first time so life has gotten a little more busy. I appreciate your encouragement and kind words. I read your piece on guilt recently … it was very good and resonated. Guilt is a gift given to us by ourselves or others … it is up to us whether we accept the gift, no matter how attractive the wrapping.

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      1. Huge congratulations on becoming a grandad, Andrew. How lovely to hear that. How old is the baby now? Thank you for reading and understanding my guilt post. That’s an excellent way of thinking about guilt – I’ve not heard that phrase before. It’s very true.


      2. It’s twins . Isla and Isaac born 20th February! Thank you! I may have said before but I was a therapist for 10 years and a number of my clients came with huge amounts of self imposed guilt. Your post explained the correct self dialogue very well. It would have been a useful tool in therapy sessions

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      3. Twins!! Even bigger congratulations in that case, Andrew. How lovely for you and your family. I expect you’ll all be very busy with two new little ones to care for. What lovely names, too. I can imagine you as a therapist. I’m glad you thought my guilt post would have been helpful. I’m humbled.

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