All owls have features quite diverse,
That victims on occasion curse.
Their forward-facing eyes surprise,
So large, they almost hypnotise;
And set so deep just like a cat,
In disc-like face that's almost flat.
The hunted no doubt feel aghast,
When in Owl's fatal vortex cast.
With camouflage and hawk-like beak,
In stealth owls swoop on quarries weak.
So quiet in fact, some mice seem deaf,
To hoots pitched in the treble clef!
Though not apparent from their song,
Most owls appear robust and strong.
One surmises that their eyes so bright,
Build in protection, day and night.
With talons sharp and winged backpack,
The owl is well geared to attack;
He does the deed as prey he spies,
It's just a case then, when it dies.
Yet whether crested, eagle, barn,
Or other owls near moat or tarn,
May they build nests and copulate,
And thus ne'er cease to fascinate.
© 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 -
available on Wirripang's website.”
- Patrick Thomas
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. - 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. - 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
An Owl Limerick, An Owl Sonnet, Aussie Owls,
The Laughing Owl &
The Screech Owl
Hooters (Owl) Calendar Orders
Am I Visible?
An Owl Limerick
An Owl Sonnet
Barn Owl Beauty
Brittany Speers - a Hooter?
Great Grey Owl
How To Draw An Owl
Looks Like Monday
Merry Christmas from the Three Wise Owls
Owl and Owlette
Owl Perch Necklace
Owlympics Ice Skating
Raised By Owls
The Laughing Owl
The Screech Owl
Tree Hugger’s Environmental Non-Protection
Whooooo Goes There?
If You're Looking For A Sign
Upside Down Amusement
Special Second Meal
Drink, Don't Drive!
Hawaiian Surfboard Trade
BigFoot Caught On Tape
Covid-Friendly Smoker Hood