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Farewell, Dear Nightbird ( Cowritten with Carolyn Devonshire )

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Farewell, Dear Nightbird ( Cowritten with Carolyn Devonshire )

You were but three inches tall that day
When I heard you cry and ran outside
To stand between you, my beloved owl
And a swooping hawk, wings three-feet wide
          Little me, new born owl of the night
          Staying in my wooded habitat
          Being brave enough to venture out
          Golly, Ollie, thinking what was that
Each night you have serenaded me
But today I bring sad news, sweet friend
I must move away and leave you here
Our life together's about to end
          To part, but in different places
          The lovely times we shared together
          This so sad Barn Owl and his neighbour
          We two birds will always be tethered

And when the moon overcomes the sun
I'll listen for your cries o'er the waves
Your gentle croon brought peace and comfort
It's a memory my heart will save

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  1. Date: 9/19/2009 5:47:00 PM
    This is another wonderful collaborati, James! You and Carolyn write so beautifully together. I read "Tsunami Survivors" and it is such a wonderful poem filled with such touching sentiment. A book together, perhaps? Love, Robin

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 3:00:00 PM
    Great Colaboration!... Enjoyed it immensely... Can See The Night, The Owl... The Tender care... The Goodbye MoonBee

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 4:51:00 AM
    ow how did i miss this..........beautiful and the departure it is sad..yes a memory in the heart will last a lifetime--great job Fraser and Carolyn--charma

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 7:59:00 AM
    HEY! What a delightful reading! Absolutely fantastic! Grea-great job! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/3/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Hooo....Hoooo! By golly this one brought a tear to my eye. Hats off to you Jim and your co-author, Carolyn. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/3/2009 5:03:00 AM
    James, This touched my heart very deeply. beautiful sentiments. The vision was extraordinaire. You and Carolyn make a wonderful writing team. Thank you for all your kind comments on my writing. Much appreciated. lainie

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 7:15:00 PM
    stanzas shared with delight by us all! great work! Carolyn and James!...psss. you will honor your friend by helping another, I'm sure!, James

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 6:38:00 PM
    Wonderful undertaking by two fine poetes,...I love it ,...Bravo ! Don't be surprised if you find your little friend has followed you my friend ! James

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 3:44:00 PM
    I especially love the last stanza....filled with tenderness. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 3:26:00 PM
    lovely, nicely done, James and Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 3:01:00 PM
    Dear James, it was wonderful taking a short break from packing to put together this farewell to my owl. I will miss him but, like you, he will be in my heart. Love writing with you! It gives me such joy. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 2:54:00 PM
    Nice work you two, love the creativity.

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 2:48:00 PM
    Hawk and Owl on separate shores. Interesting work you two. Sara