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The Barn Owl

In silent air on silent wing
the deadly flight to one will find
unwelcome communion in the gloom
that hails the never-ending night

The heart shaped face belies the truth
imparting spiritual grace
a beating heart then nothing more 
a flash of white then empty space

Copyright © Ben Hamilton | Year Posted 2015


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  1. Date: 1/27/2016 5:05:00 PM

    The poem was inspired by a photograph I took of Maisie the barn owl. facebook.com/hamilton.photographic/photos/p.1750640328493253/1750640328493253/?type=3&theater
  1. Date: 1/27/2016 1:11:00 PM

    BEN, A great pleasure to find and read the inspiration poured from your pen today. Love ** SKAT **
  1. Date: 3/9/2015 4:05:00 PM

    Thank you Jan, this particular one was inspired by a photograph I took of a barn owl. Incidentally there was a very good programme about owls on BBC2 (still available on i-player if you haven't seen it yet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b054fn09/natural-world-20152016-2-super-powered-owls
  1. Date: 3/9/2015 3:26:00 PM

    beautiful imagery Ben - we used to have 5 tawny owls in the huge tree in the garden where I grew up - you have captured them brilliantly especially the heart shaped face:-) xx 7 xx Hugs Jan xx