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Watcher in the Woods ( a poem of inspiration)

Updated on December 30, 2015
Regal sentinel...
Regal sentinel...
Watcher in the woods...
Watcher in the woods...
The sanctuary valley below...
The sanctuary valley below...
a carpet of freshly fallen snow blankets the scene..
a carpet of freshly fallen snow blankets the scene..
The snowy owl's perch overlooking the valley...
The snowy owl's perch overlooking the valley...
Grandest sanctuary watched over by the sentinel...
Grandest sanctuary watched over by the sentinel...


High over the snow covered valley below,

The lone sentinel makes his strong stand,

His vigil, keeping a watchful eye over the scene,

and all across the whitewashed land.


Grand feathered protector, this mighty defender,

As so patiently on his perch he does await,

Guarding his precious sanctuary, all so revered,

And dressed so regally, this he does state.


Snowy owl, how so very royal you do appear,

as you're sitting upon your forested throne,

That fierceness, shown by your glowing eyes,

You, like a stature cut from hardened stone.


As you spread your powerful wings to take flight,

All is well in the darkened curtain of this night,

While wintery snow fell, casting its dreamy spell,

And a silvery moon hangs overhead, so bright.


The snow carpeted valley, rests quietly as spread,

Now a brother moon takes up the watch, instead,

Accompanied by an assembly of many stary friends,

Where there below, only the bravest dare to tread.



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Brother moon takes up the watch...
Brother moon takes up the watch...

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      whonunuwho 10 months ago from United States

      Our vigilant protector watches over us all and gives warning when the enemy stirs. whonu

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      Linda Crampton 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the depiction of the snowy owl, both in the poem and in the art. As others have said, I also like the idea that the moon takes over the watch when the owl flies away. Your poem is a lovely look at nature!

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      whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

      My thanks to MsDora, RJ and swalia for your nice reviews and positive comments. whonu

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      whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. whonu

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      Shaloo Walia 22 months ago

      Vivid imagery in this lovely poem!

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      Ralph Schwartz 22 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      What a great concept - passing the "watch" from this majestic creature to the moon itself - the sentinel depiction is totally spot on - very nice piece with such vivid imagery

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 22 months ago from The Caribbean

      The moonlight scenes must be magnificent. Even watching for one night would bring some balance. The wise owl could only get wiser.

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      whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessings on this fine winter day. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 22 months ago from Central Florida

      What a beautiful picture! I can hear the silence of the night as the snowy owl stands watch. If only we could see what he sees from his vantage point. What an amazing sight that must be.

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      whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. whonu

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      Mel Stewart 22 months ago from Western Australia

      Inspirational indeed xox

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      whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

      Thank you Reynold Jay and blessings to you and yours on this fine December eve. whonu

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      Reynold Jay 22 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I like this! Love the idea that the moon takes over the task. Nice rhythm and rhymes that are catchy! Well done.