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,



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

  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

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

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

    have a great day.

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

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

  7. Lovely words and artwork

  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.

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

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

  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

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


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