Sunday, March 03, 2013

My Barn Owl




It was one night, early in summer,  

the moon was out





Pouring its pearly light on the glossy mango leaves,

 



I heard a stirring midst the branches



And, looking through the window, met a pair of eyes

 



Staring right back at me,



Wise old eyes, they seemed to me

 


And, startled me a bit





But downright took my breath away,

When, with a shrill,

Two Whit Twooo Whooooo,






She sank swiftly, silently back into night.







I was inspired to draw this owl and write the poem  after seeing Netty's owl, here.

Thank you Netty for being my Muse today!

 

Another reason is a barn owl that was roosting in a next door vacant house.

My son clicked this pic that I would like to share with you,

 








13 comments:

  1. Love the story and the artwork. Really enjoyed it. love Netty's work too. Fantastic having an owl live next door.. :)

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  2. Enjoyed the story and the beautiful artwork. I have never been anyone's Muse before so am highly flattered, thank you.
    Hugs Annette x
    PS love the photograph of the owl as well x

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  3. Beautiful owl and great photo by your son ~ lovely artwork! ^_^

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  4. it's lovley. I like the colors you used. it's bright and just right.

    have a great day.

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  5. Wonderful capture of an amazing creature! I like this!

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  6. Owls are magical. Love the whimsy and melancholy in this one's expression. Thanks for the poem and your son's photo.

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  7. Lovely words and artwork

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  8. Awe Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday ad leaving such a wonderful comment. I adore OWLS and was so pleased to see this post. I drew my first owl last year and have fallen in love with this elusive creature. Beautiful work Zafaran.

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  9. He has amazing eyes and he looks a little sad; such a wonderful painting!
    xx

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  10. i love owls and this is such a lovely artwork.

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  11. I am in love with owls, I watched Molly the owl(box) 24/7 for over a year. Your picture and your poem could certainly fit into a picture book/or children's magazine. The photograph is so adorable and wonderful. Your son is a good photographer. Very talented family. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  12. Love your owl! Those eyes really do look wise!

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