Day 16: Owl-leaves

An ekphrasis inspired attempt on the theme today, got to love Magritte’s surreal landscapes. The first bird-flower I saw of his was The Flavour of Tears, which was at the Liverpool exhibition last year.  


Owl Leaves


The Companions of Fear, 1942


How many ways

Can we still flight?

Drop it like a bomb

Carve it into this world

Watch it flesh its

Reality out before us

You stare from the lines of a leaf

Its fortune told in green veins,

That sprawl from you, translucent

Plucked and pressed.


Nocturnal in a landscape of rock

Do you remember what you saw, while growing

Silently brewing in the soil

Your hoots and clucks beneath

your stone brushed beaks

the wail of you in the

moon-lit world we walk in.



The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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