The Ink Owl

"If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story." -Terry Pratchett

Guest Submission: Diving Deep and Surfacing


You are swift moving water

traveling through dense forest



through the midnight landscape

fireflies and Luna moths


your body

in a dazzling display

of bioluminescence

while wood nymphs

waltz on your mossy banks

to the chorus of crickets

and the hoots of snow white owls

I am the waxing moon

hanging in the indigo night

cool and remote

my silver light

glittering upon your surface

where I see myself reflected

I am almost beautiful

As you flow over rocks and logs

up hills and down vales

then rush over cliffs

where become a waterfall

you sing me a siren song

of longing

of heart’s desire

until recklessly into your depths

I plunge

© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

Author Bio:

  • Where you are from?
    • Born in Southern California, raised in Central Massachusetts and lived outside of Philadelphia for the last 27 years
  • You favorite: piece of writing/book/literature?
    • I am a serious Jane Austin fangirl. I have a Pride and Prejudice tattoo (“Obstinate, headstrong girl”)
  • In no more than two sentences, why you love to write.
    • I write because I have to. It is the inner voice of my conscious and unconscious minds rising to the surface and spilling out of me.

You can follow Christine and her many intriguing and tantalizing writings through these blogs: (You’ve got to check them out, they are amazing.)

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