Saturday, July 7, 2012

On Barn Owls

Barn owls i've  never seen in light of day
They are  known to be nocturnal birds of prey
Renowned for keeping rodent populations at bay
In dark corners to roost they hide away
Mottled brown uppers and unders gray to white
I have seen them in motor car headlights at night
Flying low across roadway graceful in flight
One might say indeed quite a beautiful sight
Whilst hunting the barn owls fly close to the  ground
On silent wings  with the keenest of hearing they detect the slightest sound
They even can hear a tiny mouse in the grass
And on the chance of such a tasty meal they never do pass
A long drawn out eerie screech the only sound they do make
And they fly to their dark roosting hide at daybreak.

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