ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sketch with colored pencils drawn en plein air – the feather is part of the sketch.
A baby osprey surveys the life that lays ahead of him,
His eyes are wide with wonder and his vision never grows dim,
The artist captures all of this with pencils in a sketchbook,
Within the lines and colors, he draws so we can take a look.
This little bird, just broken forth, holds the world within his sight,
Soon he will grow and learn to fly and soar to heaven’s great height,
Like every life exists to be something special in this life,
He’ll try and fail a hundred times and take on many a strife.
Yet even he, though small and frail, remains in the Father’s eyes,
The God of our Creation, protects from His throne in the skies,
If He safeguards this tiny bird, much more He’ll watch over us,
We are His prized possession, on that we sincerely can trust.