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Eastern Screech Owl - haiku

snow swathed twilight woods owl’s screech stirs superstition - the deer hunter shakes Susan Ashley October 16, 2021

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Date: 2/25/2022 11:57:00 PM
I can see, hear, and feel this poem. All in a few lines. Excellent write Susan.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/10/2022 5:43:00 PM
Dear Richard, thank you for the pleasure of your visit and for your heartwarming words. Your wonderful presence is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes, my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 11/27/2021 5:27:00 AM
I could never achieve a haiku with such great imagery. Every line is so meaningful. Thanks for your comment on my poor poem.
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Date: 12/1/2021 9:59:00 AM
Dear Victor, it is a such pleasure to see you. I am at once humbled yet elated by your precious words. I'm so pleased you found this poem to be wonderful.. that means a lot coming from you, a poet whose heart and artistry I so admire. Thank you, my inspiring friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/26/2021 1:28:00 PM
a lot going on in this scene, gotta be careful with a gun in hand. nice jux between nature and human.
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Date: 11/26/2021 1:42:00 PM
Indeed, Reason, there is a darker undertone beneath the twilight surface. I relish your keen insight. Your rich and textured comments are gratefully received. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 11/21/2021 7:31:00 AM
Wonderfully eerie and evocative of a shadow laden woods. Unexpectedly, the hunter becomes un-nerved. A superb read in 3 lines. Congratulations! Brian
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/21/2021 2:37:00 PM
Indeed, Brian, the tables have turned on the hunter. So glad you enjoyed the eerie atmosphere and startling emotion of this haiku. Your visit and kind congrats fill me with gratitude. Warmest wishes, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 11/19/2021 12:52:00 PM
Gorgeous. God bless you sweet friend with many many more beautiful words. Love sent your way, Gina
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Date: 11/21/2021 1:39:00 PM
Dear Gina, thank you for inspiring presence. I am filled with gratitude for your wonderful friendship, kindness and heartfelt words. You are treasured, my sweet friend. A cornucopia of warmest wishes and season's blessings sent to find you.. ~Susan
Date: 11/7/2021 7:07:00 PM
Lovely imagism Susan, so should the deer hunter shake, cruelty to animals is at stake… warm wishes dear friend… Belle
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/7/2021 7:14:00 PM
Indeed, my dear friend, I relish your heartfelt sentiments. Thank you, Belle, for your wonderful visit and for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Both are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/24/2021 1:50:00 AM
The first two lines provide the setting for an eerie chilly atmosphere, Susan. Even the deer hunter is lost for words and bravado! ~ Warm regards & hugs dear friend. // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/26/2021 9:15:00 AM
Dear Paul, I relish your thoughtful and insightful comments, but more than that, I cherish your warm, wonderful presence here. Thank you for sharing in the eerie feelings of this poem with me. You are ever appreciated, my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 10/23/2021 8:20:00 PM
Nature is very inspiring and inviting, along with the tiny creatures that stir about. The scene you have painted is so soft and tender, holding just a hint of mystery. This is beautiful in every way, my dear sweet friend. There is something so intriguing about an Owl, and I love how you describe this moment. Your thoughts leave me in complete awe. Many wonderful blessings to you, sweet poetess. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/26/2021 9:12:00 AM
My dear friend, it is always such a lovely delight when your precious spirit graces my poem. I relish your beautiful response to my poem, Brandy. The beauty of your gifted pen never fails to amaze me, whether it's with your heartwarming comments or your enrapturing poetry. I am honored and humbled by your generous praise, my sweet friend. You leave me inspired, such is the gentle power of your presence. Thank you, your elegance and friendship is deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 10/22/2021 7:54:00 AM
I can see this and feel it. Well done :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/23/2021 7:46:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, for your lovely comments. So nice to see you! :) Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/22/2021 6:46:00 AM
I wonder, as does the hunter why the owl screeched, is it an ominous visit of a predator like a bear or a wolf, the hunter as so vividly described in your wonderful Haiku, is now wary and afraid. Your choice of words gives a detailed image of this scene. Kudos my friend Susan. Love and hugs poetry sis.
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Date: 10/23/2021 7:57:00 AM
My dearest friend, I'm so pleased to know that my haiku has stirred your heart's imagination in such a fantastic way! Like you, I like to let my mind wonder.. maybe the hunter is becoming the hunted.. maybe it's all in his mind.. maybe he feels guilty.. maybe he feels vulnerable.. the possibilities are endless ;) Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Your comments are beautiful and they are truly cherished. Warmest wishes, love and hugs across the many miles to you, my sweet poetry sis.. ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2021 4:43:00 PM
I like the image of the deer hunter spooked by the owls mere screech. Well written haiku.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/17/2021 7:27:00 PM
I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed my haiku, Karen. Thank you for your wonderful visit and for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Both are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2021 12:17:00 PM
Your "Eastern Screech-Owl" is a wonderful story in just 2 little lines. Have a blessed autumn day writing away...............
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Date: 10/17/2021 12:23:00 PM
Hello Paula, it's wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for your kind visit and for your lovely comments. Both are truly appreciated, my friend. I hope you are enjoying a lovely autumn day too! :) Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2021 12:15:00 PM
Hello Susan Ashely, I do not like it when it is deer hunting season. To kill a sweet deer I feel is so wrong. Hugs,
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 10/17/2021 3:04:00 PM
Hello Susan, I think it is a sin to kill them for sport. It breaks my herat to se a deer's head hanging on a wall. Your welcom my friend. Warmest Wishes Darlene
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/17/2021 12:21:00 PM
Hello Darlene, I completely agree with you. Deer are such graceful and beautiful animals. It seems like a sin to kill them for sport. I enjoyed your visit, my friend. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2021 11:47:00 AM
I can feel the silence in the snow, and the reverberation of the owl's call, shivering the darkening dusk - you have brought out my muse with your deft hand, and I thank you~
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/17/2021 12:08:00 PM
How exciting!! I can't wait to read what your muse creates, Michelle. I just know it will be exquisite. You're welcome, and I thank you too, my friend, for sharing your intrinsic response to my poem. I'm so pleased this poem inspired you. Your beautiful comments are so very uplifting! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2021 1:46:00 AM
Love the imagery Susan, hope you are keeping well. Tom
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/17/2021 8:24:00 AM
Thank you, Tom. Your wonderful comments are a pleasure to receive. All is well here and I hope all is well where you are, my friend. Have a lovely Sunday and a great week ahead. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2021 10:23:00 PM
They can sound eerie. We had one who made very frequent visits to our yard about fourteen years ago or so. My kids thought there was a ghost in the yard. I love owls, they are so awesome, but can be spooky!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/17/2021 8:28:00 AM
Aww, dear BJ, I love owls too and I adore your comments. Thank you for sharing your "ghost" story with me. Owls are amazing aren't they? Indeed, they can be spooky though, I can see why your kids thought it was a ghost flying about in your yard.. lol.. so cute! :) Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2021 6:47:00 PM
With such rich imagery, this haiku paints a beautiful picture for the reader, Susan. It's always a delight to receive your comments. Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging feedback on my poem.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/16/2021 7:25:00 PM
Dear Lasaad, it is always wonderful when your gracious presence graces my poem. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me. Your warm words are truly appreciated, my friend. You're welcome for my comments, reading your poetry is such a delight! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2021 12:28:00 PM
such vivid imagery Susan:-) hugs Jan xx
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/16/2021 7:20:00 PM
Jan, thank you for your gracious visit and wonderful comments. Your lovely comments are held in my truest gratitude as your amazing haiku are as impressive as they are expressive, dear poetess. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2021 12:07:00 PM
- An excellent picture in this haiku, Susan - Best wishes in the contest :) - Have a lovely weekend ... take care :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/16/2021 12:27:00 PM
Dear Anne-Lise, it’s wonderful to hear from you. I am uplifted by your beautiful comments and hold them dear as you are such a grand haiku poetess! Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts with me. A lovely weekend to you too. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2021 11:28:00 AM
Even with short forms you leave me speechless... a vivid haiku..
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Date: 10/16/2021 11:45:00 AM
Hello my friend!! Your wonderful presence has been missed! It’s such a pleasure to hear from you, Silent One. Thank you for your inspiring comments and for being the first to respond to my haiku. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan