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Night Owl

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Night Owl

Sitting by her open window,
Was a girl deep in thought,
Lost within a book of Poe,
A perfect poem she sought.

With a curious eye,
He watches her pen,
For she gives it a try,
Every now and then.

He will visit her forevermore,
In silent hours of midnight,
Casting his shadow on her floor,
Within the full moonlight.

Mysterious, nocturnal bird,
Calling out to darkened land,
Speaking such wise word,
Which I cannot understand.

I am lonely, I must confess,
It's just you, me and the moon,
You are much like me, I guess,
So, please sing me another tune.

A messenger of death,
Wailing songs of a banshee,
Has my grim reaper cometh,
Was this warning meant for me?

My soul was projected,
In the shadow of a fowl,
A raven I had expected,
Not the silhouette of an owl!

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  1. Date: 9/27/2014 7:43:00 PM
    Fine words here - and a surprise ending. My late father liked owls - he had some drawings and statues of them. Congratulations on your win - this is the first time I have seen this work by you. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/3/2014 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Matthew. I'm happy that you found this poem. It is one of my favorites that I've written, so far. I have a collection of owl figurines, some of them were my Grandmother's. She loved owls, too and so does my Mother.
  1. Date: 6/17/2014 10:51:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest! I enjoyed reading this with all it's imagery. Congratulations on the win. It touched me in it's content.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/19/2014 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're welcome, Carol, and thank you for hosting this contest that featured our favorite poems. I'm happy that you enjoyed mine!
  1. Date: 6/16/2014 5:35:00 AM
    Well penned Kelly ! by the way Owl is my fav bird , i can wink as an owl does,,, has always fascinated me,, so does your poem ,, congrats on ur win !

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/19/2014 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind congrats and nice comments, Dr. Upma.... Owls are one of my favorite animals, too. I am thinking about hosting a contest with an owl theme, sometime in the future.
  1. Date: 6/15/2014 8:45:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, you write when you have something to say.. And did you ever, this work rocks! Congrats on your top win!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/18/2014 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Dave, thank you very much for the kind congrats!.... I do tend to write only when I'm compelled to, otherwise it can seem forced when I'm not really feeling it at the time.
  1. Date: 6/15/2014 6:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with your favorite poem. Love,Joyce

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/17/2014 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the kind congrats, Joyce!
  1. Date: 6/15/2014 2:12:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing your favorite poem, congrats on the well deserved win, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/15/2014 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading my favorite poem, Dr. Ram. I appreciate your nice comments.
  1. Date: 6/15/2014 12:09:00 AM
    Awesome poem Kelly.... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 10:54:00 PM
    Hi Kelly. Congratulations with your own "Favorite Poem, entered in Carol's XOOL contest... Yeah, we all Win... What a sweet Deal... XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/1/2014 10:46:00 PM
    Love this one my friend!! I love owls and Poe too. BBBBBBravo!!!!!!! Into my fav it goes!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/3/2014 2:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, my friend! It's always nice to know that there are poets out there who are fans of Poe! I really do appreciate the fav, Robert! :)
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 4:58:00 PM
    I am sure I must have read this one before. Just love poems about night owls, both the human and the bird variety. This one has a lot of comments on it, Kelly. It must be one of your best!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/22/2014 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I think this is one of my best poems. It has been faved 5 times, and it's my favorite poem that I've written, so far.... I'm happy that you enjoyed it, too. Thank you so much, Andrea!
  1. Date: 4/30/2014 6:15:00 PM
    great poem, vision really grips you, fine read thoroughly enjoyed it

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/1/2014 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for your kind comments, Jeffrey. This is one of my favorite poems. I'm glad that you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 7:02:00 PM
    seeing owls instead of ravens and yet making it sound very POE ish!!! what a clever poem. And thanks so much for the win. I'm happy you liked my poem.

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Loved this one, being a big fan of Poe.. : ) Very nicely written. Always, Laura

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/23/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Laura, I am glad that you enjoyed this one! Poe is definitely my favorite poet, too. My poem titled, "Nevermore", is also a tribute to him.
  1. Date: 11/29/2013 6:40:00 AM
    I like the way you ended this intriguing poem in the last stanza.... Many thanks for sharing and big congrats on your win. Cheers

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 5:50:00 PM
    In the midnight hour it called my name, This desciple of death and doom. With wisdom's green eyes pierceing the night. A avanging angel did shy, peeling it's Feathers it exposed the truth, did the raven not lie within the owl. I hope you don't mind your poem inspired these lines cheri loved the above by the way.

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 3:04:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:33:00 PM
    My kind of rain Kelly , Congratulations !

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Nice win Kelly, a very good poem.

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Nice imagery. Congrats, Kelly!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 9:52:00 AM
    well crafted piece...I like the Poe references...congrats on your win....

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