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PROVISION

ORIGINALLY POSTED 07/07/2016 ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Three precious eggs hatch one by one, The first to arrive receiving the most attention, Slowly the others burst through their encrusted habitat, Longing for nourishment. Clinging to an … Continue reading

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SANCTUARY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Deep within the tallest pines, with dark night’s haze enshrouded, A hidden place encased in webs of silver threads beclouded, A quiet sanctuary, a place to run and hide, A place to lick the wounds … Continue reading

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PHEASANT TAILS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Birds of a feather will flock together, especially when it’s cold, The thermometer reads below zero, and the white stuff gets quite old, They forage and search for corn off the cob, but nary a … Continue reading

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REFRESHMENT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Even in the frostiness of winter, we might see this confused bird making a pit stop at a root bound tree – seeking a bit of moisture and a resting place for just a little … Continue reading

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GRACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He’s like a whisper on a silent night, His lofty wings protect me in His sight, A voice so quiet yet it roars, My heart ignites, my spirit soars, He is my … Continue reading

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READY FOR TAKE OFF

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© (It always puzzles me how so many of the gigantic birds are able to lift their heavy bodies to the skies.  Even when their mouths are filled with breakfast and the aerodynamics seem impossible, they … Continue reading

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WORDS OF WISDOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The eyes are riveting, Piercing the space they inhabit, Thoughtfully, Mechanically, Driven by hunger, He surveys his domain, Do we take time to look, To expand our horizons, To explore what is right … Continue reading

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MAKE SOME NOISE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Lift up your eyes to heavens skies and flap your lovely wings, Sing praises to the God most high and let your voices sing, For God has given us a voice to … Continue reading

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VIEW FROM ABOVE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As this mighty bird surveys the world from far  above, He wonders how it all became filled with hate not love, So much confusion down below, folks unsure of where they should go, Played out each … Continue reading

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STIRRING THINGS UP

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER   The rain ceases as quickly as it started, Light glistens on the still water like precious gems, Shadows from the tree lined shoreline dot the peaceful river, A lone craft glides silently … Continue reading

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LOVE BIRDS

  ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The sun is setting slowly in the west, as these two try to do their very best, To find a quiet place to share alone, to treasure more than any pure gemstone, … Continue reading

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WINTER WHITE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The air hovers above snow laden roof tops. Smoke rises from chimneys, Twirling, Swirling, Forming clouds in a clear, crystal, blue sky. Even the sun is haloed by glistening white diamond-like droplets. A bleak … Continue reading

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SURVIVOR

He sits majestically in his tattered nest, surveying the remnants of his environment.  A tornado ripped through the night before, cutting trees in two, uprooting some and destroying hundreds of nests in the rookery. This Great Blue Heron survived the turmoil – the … Continue reading

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KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPENED

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He sits there as if he were part of the tree.  His eyes pierce through the darkness as the sun cuts a path through the forest.  Deep, intent eyes, in search of … Continue reading

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THE SANDHILL CRANE

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This majestic bird is known for the strange sound that comes from deep inside their throat.  Since they travel in large flocks, during migration across the plains, the noise becomes a raucous … Continue reading

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NEW DAY, NEW LIFE

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 … Continue reading

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OPEN YOUR WINGS & FLY

© ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Birds can’t fly unless they open their wings, They soar through the air and their voices sing, If we flew that high by opening a door, We could make things happen and … Continue reading

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A THING OF BEAUTY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Some folks will simply see a tree with branches split and broken, While others see its winter death where not  word is spoken, When life is sapped from living things, when death has … Continue reading

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OUT OF FOCUS

ART  & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Some days seem out of focus, no clarity can be found, We flounder and we stumble, we struggle to survive, We push through life’s disturbance, yet we barely get around, Our hands seem tied, our feet … Continue reading

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AFTERMATH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The sun sprinkles a handful of fairy dust upon clinging icicles. Each one hangs on for dear life hoping that tomorrow the thermometer allows them to dwindle a bit, but in reality that … Continue reading

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