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I must retire myself to bed... by cricketumpire I must retire myself to bed... by cricketumpire
       
     Oh, funny night owl: I relate
     to you, I also stay up late!
     My eyes, like yours, are mellow green
     and staring too, but at a screen.

     I stare at E-mails and TV
     until I know that finally
     I must retire myself to bed
     and rest my weary night owl head.

     I feel so rotten when I wake
     I have to do a double take.
     I see the clock. It's eight a.m.
     I sit up grumbling, "Damn, oh, Damn."

     Then brimming with new morning cheer,
     I drag myself before a mirror.
     And what I see upon my face
     are little lines I can't erase.

     Oh, funny night owl. We're not wise
     with circles underneath our eyes!
     And now I get to look like hell
     because I love the night so well.         
                                                                                                                ~  Andrea Dietrich                 what ? 
 

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:iconproshoon:
Proshoon Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Wonderful shot!!
So cute!!Happy 
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Looking at it again, I do think he looks like a surprised teacher in a mortar board and gown      Smart Owl   Owl Owl Owl Owl
  
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Proshoon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Student General Artist
But I think so....Nod 
I loved the shot!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
   :huggle:
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ViolaNarRayya Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Dafuq..."
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You liked   :?
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ViolaNarRayya Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who doesnt like Owls?
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Too true... (except of course mice!   Mouse smile  )
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:iconbgai:
BGai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Great shot!
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the compliment  :lol:
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BGai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
You are welcome!:)
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:iconregnoart:
regnoart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Cute! :D
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
What else can you say about owls   :lol:
  
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regnoart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Fierce? Because some actually are.
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
That's true   :)
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:iconregnoart:
regnoart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah :) Especially with great horned owls
(such as Rocco)
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Now they look really p****d off (but cute at the same time)   :lol:
  
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regnoart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah XD
(Rocco is a character in my upcoming online book, Above The Beyond!)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
    :thumbsup:
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a swettie!:iconomgsocuteplz:great shot!:iconlovesplz:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
He just needs hugging...     what ?Pixel: Heart Jump   
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...yes , thay love hugging, they are adorable little souls, full of affection!:iconglompowlplz:
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Totobrine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
That face when you watch an un-subbed/dubbed anime and have NO idea what the characters are saying.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
                                                                                                 Thought bubble (1of2 - Left side) - Icon GIF Thought bubble (2of2 - Right side) - Icon GIF 
Feel free to fill in the owl's thought bubble my friend...           :iconowl-plz:
  
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
'Say what?"
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
"To who"  :lol:
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
yeah the face is just priceless. great work.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol:
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
your welcome. hope you have a great day.
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful w00t! 
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, glad you enjoyed sharing the moment   :huggle:
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Zenertia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
The entry... The description... This is great :D
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks - the poem just worked so well. My compliments go entirely to Andrea Dietrich   Writer fella (Artists) 
  
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Nikithe9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Nice photo, really like the poem made me laugh.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
The poem really describes my life   :lol:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
excellent
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suezn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Wonderful photo and poetry! Heart 
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
The poem was just so appropriate to my life style  - definitely the 'night owl' me!    Owl night 
  
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suezn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Actually, I can relate to the poem so well myself.  Glitter Moon 
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I would suggest over 95% of deviants I have spoken with say they are 'night owls' (compared to 30% found in general studies).  This seems to  imply that creativity is related to the 'owl' personality. However my enquiring mind demanded an answer to this which Google (bless his cotton socks) supplied. 

Scientific study says 'Night owls are (to put it crudely - blame Google) drunker, smarter, and get more booty' - but morning types may be happier and people who sleep late tend to be smarter, more creative and 'progressive'. 

My simple 'survey' here would agree that a deviant's chronotype might well relate to creativity but a comment after Christmas elicited a response that a big majority of deviants were teetotal or very moderate drinkers.
So maybe we exhibit the best of both worlds as deviants, whether owls or larks, and defy science    Sunrise and Sunset  

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suezn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Ahhhh...very interesting study and reading.  You should do your own and put a survey on your page asking; Are you a night owl?  
It would be very educational to see the responses!! :)  
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kunnnnnnnnnnu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So adorable, 😘I like its little tongue and tilt neck
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
The head tilt is certainly cute. Do you know, I'd not noticed the tongue, that was well observed   :lol:
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kunnnnnnnnnnu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
😊OK
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LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
So adorable! I love that little owl!:love:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
He is gorgeous  :iconowlplz:
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PhotoDragonBird Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! :-)
Thank you very much for your contribution to the Group WeLoveBirds! :-)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem - thank you for providing a gallery to display our submissions  Gallery 
 
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely owl! It must be incredible to see these birds in person... :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
They are so beautiful. Having that 'face' makes them stand out from almost any other bird  :lol:
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