Night Owl


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Its April of 2020 and Day 14 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem. 


 

Metaphor:  Night Owl

Owl is a nocturnal bird that stays awake at night. Night Owl is a metaphor used to epitomize a person who tends to stay up until late at night or even until early hours of the morning. The reason could also be because of delayed sleep phase syndrome. The phrase was used by Shakespeare in one of his poems in 1500 and probably is the earliest usage documented with respect to writing.

Most of Generation-Z are Night Owls. So has become the habit in modern culture. Especially with employers having night shift and cities that never sleep, Night Owl is a common metaphor now.

Poem
Every evening you stand,
To take back my nights,
But you don’t know,
I have fallen in love,
With the moon,
Everything else absent.
Thank you, I am ever a,
Gratified night owl.

When the world sleeps, when the hassles rest, that’s when a man at times finds peace. And then, he falls in love with the moon.

20 thoughts on “Night Owl

  1. Aww… Nights are peaceful! This reminds me of a meme that goes something like this-
    ‘I’m neither a night owl nor a morning bird. I’m a permanent exhausted form of a pigeon.’
    That’s me, of course. 😛

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  2. Beautiful lines! When the world sleeps, when the hassles rest, that’s when a (wo)man at times finds peace. And then, (s)he falls in love with the moon. The lockdown has completely changed my sleep schedule! So, I have temporarily turned into a night owl! 🙂

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  3. AHHHH this is so lyrical, so beautiful, so true….
    I used to be a Night Owl & I use to work all night long. I did fall in Love with the Moon & feel I am a Moon Child for sure.
    There is a song by Bachman Turner Overdrive (a 70’s Canadian band) called “Blue Collar” & it is about a person working during the night….I hope you will enjoy listening to it…one of my all time faves! (They still play gigis!)

    Blue Collar Night Owls…..
    Sherri-Ellen x0

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