In Plain Sight

I really have no stories of my own about owls, but I can relate one from my husband. I interviewed him and he told me three. Loving the solace he has spent many hours in the woods and has had many opportunities to see the hidden lives and rituals of the wooded world.
This one particular morning in early December he was in the forest among the hardwoods. Lush green leaves were now replaced with the glistening frosting of winter. A sullen sky of gray wept tears of snowdrops as daybreak was just appearing. As he walked and listened he was stopped by the sight of two snowy owls in the near distance. He described it as a ballet in air. The were flying in and out, not above, but around the trees almost in a synchronized fashion. They didn’t take notice of him, but were enamored in their dance. He wondered if it were a courting ritual. It continued for several minutes and then they both flew away.

Two dancing as one
No distraction can sever
Winter always Spring

dVersepoetspub.com  prompt a haibun of a non-fictional story considering owls. Shirofukuroo is Japanese for snowy white owl (fukuroo) pronounced fu kuroo.

 

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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17 Responses to In Plain Sight

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    What a beautiful thing to have witnessed. Absolutely breathtaking……….love the haiku as well.

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  2. Shawna says:

    “A sullen sky of gray wept tears of snowdrops as daybreak was just appearing. As he walked and listened he was stopped by the sight of two snowy owls in the near distance. He described it as a ballet in air.” … I love the way you/he described this.

    Beautiful haiku as well. It’s so easy to connect to this piece.

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  3. “A ballet in air” — wow! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Sabio Lantz says:

    Interesting technique of inspiration — interview someone else. Nice

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  5. I think they were playing. People sometimes scoff at the idea but I’ve seen many kinds of birds do just that. What a sight!

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  6. lillian says:

    What a wonderful sight your husband was privileged to see…to share with some of the most amazing creatures of nature. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked that potential courtship dance of those owls.

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  8. What a beautiful, descriptive account. This line is one I wish I had written: A sullen sky of gray wept tears of snowdrops as daybreak was just appearing.

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  9. Love the thought of those owls dancing.. That’s a sight I would have loved to have witnessed…

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  10. kanzensakura says:

    A sullen sky of gray wept tears of snowdrops as daybreak was just appearing….simply gorgeous line! I also like the description of the two owls. I have not seen that as of yet but now, I sincerely hope to. Wonderful.

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