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DreamEvil
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0 posted 07-18-99 06:41 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

It had been with us three weeks now,
I'm speaking of our Barred owl.

Everyday day he would perch in a new tree,
Ghosting from limb to limb in silent majesty.

This old winter was colder than cold,
Nearly put Christmas itself on hold.

He huddled there when it was near thirty below,
Pathetically braving the worst of the snow.

We started feeding him mice, to get him to stay,
He came to be fed at the same times everyday.

We'd put them on a felt covered stand,
Until I decided to try feeding by hand.

I had never announced my intentions aloud,
Yet somehow that day, I drew quite a crowd.

Not being reckless, I put on a welder's glove.
That little idea I'm particularly proud of.

I went to select a mouse, it had to be just right.
Lab mice are bred to be dumb, to put up no fight.

As soon as I touched the door he hopped
From foot to foot, then promptly stopped.

As I approached with the white mouse in hand,
He grew wary when it wasn't put on the stand.

Standing still, I raised my hand, holding it high,
With nary a whisper of wings, he decided to try.

In silent majesty, he launched from his tree,
Swooping down, elegantly he headed for me.

If I hadn't been watching, I'd have missed the hit,
So gently and precisely did he grab hold of it.

Spinning in the air, he flew back to his pine tree,
Hurriedly eating the prize he had taken from me.

This is just something I wanted to share with you,
Hopefully you'll have an experience like it too.


©1999 DreamEvil


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~one voice~
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1 posted 07-18-99 06:44 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Dream, that sounds like a truly magical experience! I would love to have one like it someday.... ever fed and petted a dolphin? I think that experience might come close! ~one voice~
Dragon
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2 posted 07-18-99 09:08 AM       View Profile for Dragon   Email Dragon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon

Ever the gentleman and caring soul!Bravo!!
DreamEvil
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3 posted 07-18-99 10:35 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

It was a magical thing, to me at least.
Saxoness
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4 posted 07-18-99 12:57 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Wonderful! nice imagery. Almost like a story.....in an epic way. Good job
Lost Dreamer
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5 posted 07-18-99 01:22 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Very well written, had me feeling like I was there watching.
elvira
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6 posted 07-18-99 05:59 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

beautiful, simply marvelous

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Childhood Memories...your countenance...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J... serving wench...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart...


Sunshine
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7 posted 07-18-99 06:54 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Soulmates, unite.

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Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Alwye
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8 posted 07-18-99 09:01 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Marvelous...what an experience.

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..And down from the eternal heavens comes fate's jewelled fingertips, it's magic flowing into awaiting souls..--Krista Knutson


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wayoutwalt
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9 posted 07-19-99 11:45 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

its a good tale and the imagery second to none
DreamEvil
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10 posted 07-20-99 01:33 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

one of the few nice experiences I can recount.
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