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My nocturnal friend

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My nocturnal friend

I have a companion, who visits each night
The time she first came was such a delight

She woke me up with her wonderful sound
I went to my terrace and looked all around

When I couldn’t see her, I thought maybe a ghost
Then I suddenly saw her up high on a post

She rotated her head on that glorious neck
And locked her sight on a faraway speck

On silent wings she took to the sky
I could feel the draught as she passed close by

I wasn’t sure which way she flew
And felt quite sad as she faded from view

Until, there in the starlight, she rose with a vole
To return to the forest and her nesting hole

Now, my nights would not be the same
If my strigiform friend never came

Copyright © Nigel Fawcett

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  1. Date: 2/16/2009 1:47:00 PM
    Wow, Nigel, such a beautiful tribute to the winged creatures who make our hearts sing. Sometimes, poets' rhymes seem forced; not so with this great work! Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 12:15:00 AM
    Congrats on your success with this poem Nigel.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 5:01:00 PM
    Nigel, I hadn't read this until I saw it was a a winner in Danielle's contest. First, congratulations! And, second, WONDERFUL piece here! Sincerely, Donna G.

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 12:34:00 PM
    What a quiet and low-key...softly written poem. Well done, Nigel! Congratulations! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 11:43:00 AM
    I simply love this poem! Congratulations Nigel on your win in Danielle's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/6/2009 6:13:00 AM

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 3:38:00 AM
    Owl's are very spiritual creatures, and a wonder to behold and learn from - excellent. love that 2nd to last verse. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 12:51:00 AM
    Like this pastoral form Nigel.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 2:29:00 PM
    Excellent couplet Nigel, sounds like an owl nestling by. I had an owl at my telephone pole about a week ago, I thought it was lovely the way it sang through the night, until I saw it feasting on one of my kittens. I’ve chased it off two times now. Great work...Raul

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 11:45:00 AM
    Hope she returns. Owls are such beautiful creatures. I do believe there might be a guardian angel within your visitor. Beautiful write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 10:05:00 AM
    A bat, thats what it is. ohhhh... enjoyed reading it again.

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 9:54:00 AM
    You made a friend I hope she comes back. Liked this alot Nigel GBU and those you love Michael

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 9:30:00 AM
    Birds always great to watch as well pets, this poem took me a ride through the air and safely placed me back on my feet. Thats cool.... [smile]

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 9:16:00 AM
    Great couplet, my friend. I love it! Good title, and wonderful flow. I love "on silent wings she took to the sky" Pretty image. Love and hugs, tink

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 9:15:00 AM
    She may be your Guardian Angel of light....we all have one, but sometimes we don't see.....I loved this, always, Christy