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Great Horned Owl
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Sunday, September 25, 2011
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We have a beautiful pair of great horned owls in our barn--what a gift!

He looked at me,


Deep into my soul.


I wonder what he saw there,

What did he want me to know,

Did he have a message for me alone?


I stood there, staring back,

But it was too intense,

I was the first to look away.


But the feel of his stare,

Is with me still,

Along with my emotional response.

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/5/2011
Now you just march right back there and stare away! Who, who who is he to give you the evil eye? Just make sure your small dogs aren't with you. Patrick
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/11/2011
I can identify with this feeling in your nice poem. There are owls in the wooded area behind me and they do instill awe. Well stated.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/27/2011
How gorgeous he is, you are so lucky to have nature right in your own backyard...Lovely poem to honor such a creature.

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/26/2011
Karen I relly love the lasting impressions that creatures can leave us with...they are remarkable!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/26/2011
What he saw was more beautiful than what you saw.

If he was sending you a message, it was, "Never change!"

So glad you saw a horned owl. Was it a first, or have you seen
them before?

A small brown and gray owl took up residence on our deck for a short
while. Fascinating!

Hear owls hoot in the woods that surround us. Sound fakey, y'know?
Exactly like we write it: "too whooo, too whooo..."

Guess they are owls.;)

-00- -OO- -00- -OO-

Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 9/26/2011
Nice, Karen. Great Horned Owls are beautiful critters. I have pictures from a coupla years ago of two younguns in a tree that I call the Twin Owls.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/25/2011
Enjoyed, as a boy visiting my Uncle at his horse barns I remember seeing one and staring fascinated at him. They have a way of seemingly looking into a human's soul.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/25/2011
Fascinating, Karen. I love owls and all wild creatures. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 9/25/2011
I adore this!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/25/2011
I don't think he had any deep philosophical questions to ask you, Karen, I think he was just trying to say, Hey, I'm here, you got a problem with that?
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