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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


regal wise white owl
perched high in life's branches waits
greeting night and morn

message carried forth
or waiting in hunt of babes
regal wise white owl 

Petrina Lesko
August 2011

While walking my dogs the last few days, we have again been greeted by the very large white owl that hangs near our home.  He had seemed to have left for a couple of weeks, but has again returned.

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18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

so cool to see an owl...i find them fascinating...maybe his message is patience in achieving the goal...

lkkolp said...

Beautiful in-the-moment observance.

~laurie

Pat Hatt said...

Wonderful pic, very nicely done. Described is stature so well in the piece too!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautifully done, Petrina.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Natasha said...

I have only been lucky enough to see them in captivity. What a wonderful treat to be able to witness them properly! Inspiration indeed :)

Ann LeFlore said...

Very nicely done and the owl is great

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Lucky you to see such a sight!! Nice piece of writing and drawing, too!!

signed...bkm said...

their is something so stunning and ghostly about a white owl....beautiful..bkm

Baishali said...

beautiful descriptions ... enjoyed reading.

Christine said...

we have dove owls in our yard, they sometimes coo us to sleep

mjshorts said...

Lovely piece of writing.
Thanks for a great read.

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, you have a white owl living close to you? Cool.

I have never seen or heard an owl here. Lots of morning doves tho.

Wonderful poem!

flaubert said...

How wonderful it must be to see a white owl while walking your dog. Lovely poem. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Pamela

Reflections said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Originally when we first started seeing the owl I thought he was very majestic and it totally fascinated me. He is a very large white owl, I've only seen his mate a couple times.

However... now it has become more of tactical issues. He seems to prey on all of the small dogs and cats in the neighborhood. Thought I heard him getting a small dog someone was walking the night before last. He is very brazen and will swoop us as we are walking.

Now we watch very closely so as not to lose our pets!

The Cello Strings said...

fabulous in imagery and insights.
:)

RMP said...

there is definitely something very regal about an owl. "waiting in hunt of babes"...apparently of the puppy variety. I can't imagine the idea of an owl sweeping down in my general vicinity.

Jeff said...

Perhaps it is his wisdom leaves him undaunted?

Cheers!

kaykuala said...

Seeing an owl in daylight is somewhat rare. A lucky break perhaps coming your way!