Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Art as Inspiration  (posted by Mish)
Art of Beverly Dyer.  Choose a image and write a poem of any style inspired
by the chosen piece of art work.

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci


Owl – Beverly Dyer

Concentration is
everything. You wait,
practicing your patience.
You become wise in your
ways. Keen eyesight
studies your environment.
You listen, sniff,
and decide when to make
your move–quick, exact.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Owl

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the emphasis on habits of concentration and practicing patience.


  2. rothpoetry says:

    Yes, we do make quick and exact moves… sometimes with a little less thinking!


  3. Mish says:

    The wise old owl is a good role model for us humans.


  4. Vivian Zems says:

    Perfect Sara! The very nature of this formidable bird of prey.


  5. robtkistner says:

    Excellent interpretation Sara, of this piece you chose of Beverly’s art. “Wise” choice! 🙂


  6. Grace says:

    Wise one – waiting and acting when it is right.


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