I see a Barred Owl from the corner of my eye.
Is it stretching its wing or getting ready to fly?
With intense eyes, the owl stares.
I am concerned and a little scared.
I raise my camera and push the button.
Now I know this event will not be forgotten.
Photo and poem by Richard Smith
Camera used is a Sony A77II, Sony lens 70-400mm, ISO 3200, 400MM, F7.1, AT 1/1000 Sec.
I am a barred owl whose skill is to hunt.
Like night-light vision and soulful brown eyes,
I can search from high in a darken sky.
In a dash and swoop, my prey I confront.
By day, I rest and snooze within a tree.
If I’m awakened by an unknown sound
With eyes wide open, I look all around.
my head turns a full 360 degrees.
Photo and poem by me (Richard Smith)
Photo was taken with a Sony A77II, Sony lens 70-400mm, ISO 3200, 400mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 of a sec. Location: Nolan Trail, Newport News, VA 4/21/17
Spring has sprung as a blue jay’s young;
Clings its feet to a budding branch lightly green.
Oh! how low this cunning bird roams,
From high up is its home.
Blue Jay at Newport News, Park in Virginia 4-3-17: Camera is Sony A77ii, Sony Lens 70-400mm, ISO 640, 360mm, F6.3 @ 1/1250 sec.
Artificial snow flakes glow under a darken sky.
Tears of sadness flow from His cry.
Once this was paradise when all was nice.
Now you wander aimlessly, blinded without real light.
Seek the true light and your way will always be bright.
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Words and photo by R. Smith
Comments and critiques are always welcomed.
Her hands grip the handle bars with force
as she pedals through the invisible source.
Steering through the barrier of air, Breathe in! Breathe out!
That is what living is all about.
This a poem I felt bless to write. I wrote it in sonnet. I hope you all enjoy it.
Wisdom is a knowledge that is divine.
Foolishness is a lacking of good sense.
During these new times evil has no fence.
Thoughts of injustice fill our soul and mind.
Fools will not believe and will mock their sin.
Our efforts and pleas seem inadequate.
But God’s justice will reign and handle it.
God sees clearly for in the end sin will not win.
Be patient, our Lord has not let us down.
Jesus will come to carry up the good.
He will always proudly wear the kings’ crown.
I trust my Lord for He said he will come.
Trust Jesus for His angels will rebound.
In revelations the end is understood.
By Richard Smith
A Piece of Advice
This is my first attempt in writing an English sonnet. Hope you all enjoy !!
Comments and criticism are welcome
Black and white alone
is without red blue and yellow,
solely shades of grey
Are your days cloudy?
Let the sun through with bright hues,
Colors burst with joy
Paint a cheerful life,
mix the red blue and yellow,
live a blended life
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Photos and words by: Richard Smith