An Owl Limerick

Poem about Australia’s favourite birds


Let’s face it, most Owls in their fine feathered suit,
Cause fans the world over to chorus, “you beaut”!
And throughout our great land,
There are few birds as grand
As sage owls, that are cute and astute.

“To-whit” and “To-whoo”, their calls that delight,
Can at times hunters stir, plus my aggro incite;
As, no matter his age,
Or fame on the stage,
He who persecutes owls is no knight.

These birds aerobatic that fly like a kite,
Endlessly soar through the darkness of night
Hunting for prey,
At times too by day,
Though mostly then well out of sight.

If one travels from Brisbane to Berne, or Beirut,
Or others from Sydney to Stockholm commute,
Just where will one find,
A bird of such mind,
Which has wisdom of greater repute?



© Patrick Thomas 2010

“The Australian firm Wirripang Pty. Ltd., has published two of my
anthologies on musical subjects (which derive from my former profession
as an orchestral conductor) and has released my autobiography -
now available on Wirripang's website.”
- Patrick Thomas

QuotaBills
I'm an early-morning owl. - Patrick Wilson

When the owl sings, the night is silent. - Charles de Leusse

He who has no falcon must hunt with an owl. - Danish Proverb

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. - Bible

I was born a jackdaw - why should I try to be an owl? - Ogden Nash

Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Can grave and formal pass for wise,
When Men the solemn Owl despise? - Benjamin Franklin

I'm a night owl for sure. I was born at 1 A.M., and that's the excuse I use. - Karla Souza

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,
And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart. - Edward Lear

You can't fly with the owls by night and expect to keep up with the eagles during the day. - Unknown

I think the shocking thing to discover is the owls are not stupid and very feral, very hard to train. - Robbie Coltrane

I rejoice that there are owls. They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have. - Henry David Thoreau

He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. - John W. Rochester

I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night. - Josh Fox

Do not trap yourself into an owl's hooting sound
Where sad nights linger through the blackness of a hound - Munia Khan

The inauspiciousness of the owl is nothing but the inauspiciousness of the man who thinks that owl is inauspicious. - Mehmet Murat ildan

I will be deafer than the blue-eyed cat, And thrice as blind as any noonday owl, To holy virgins in their ecstasies. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top. - Bible

You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may come from different species but as long as you're a bird, I'm a bird too. - Glad Munaiseche

In New York, everybody looks great and is well dressed, but seeing someone in Ohio wearing Marc Jacobs is like spotting an owl in Central Park. Rare. - Isabel Gillies


see also   An Owl Sonnet,  Aussie Owls,  Owls Ahoy!,
The Laughing Owl  &  The Screech Owl
Hooters (Owl) Calendar  Orders
Owl  Section
Am I Visible?
An Owl Sonnet
Aussie Owls
Barn Owl Beauty
Brittany Speers - a Hooter?
Camouflaged Owls
Firewood Tree
GoogOwl
Great Grey Owl
Hooters Mascara
Hooters Sign
How To Draw An Owl
Immature Owl
Laughing Owl
Looks Like Monday
Merry Christmas from the Three Wise Owls
Moonlight Owls
Owl and Owlette
Owl Balloon
Owl Craft
Owl Door
Owl Friends
Owl Garden
Owl Glove
Owl Kiss
Owl-o-lantern
Owl Perch
Owl Perch Necklace
Owl Pose
Owlvis Presley
Owlympics Bobsled
Owlympics Ice Skating
Peckish
Raised By Owls
Scented Owl
Superb Owl
The Laughing Owl
The Screech Owl
Tree Hugger’s Environmental Non-Protection
Whooooo Goes There?
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11-Dec-2017