It was only ever a sound

It was only ever a sound

to us, the boobook owl, and

now the sound has gone.

Its call filled many an

evening and blessed

our conversation.

But now the tone is gone, gone,

the voice and feathers furled,

and one more nest

lies empty in the world.


(Julian O’Dea)

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on September 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Perhaps you will be blessed with another owl moving into the neighborhood.


  2. Posted by Anti-Gnostic on September 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Up until the late 1800’s, being full-figured meant to show the “value” of the human body and pureness. This was the time when realism was a way of expression and it included exhibitionism (as known today). Women were considered beautiful and sexy at that time if they were well-proportioned by men as a sign of fertility…large breast, large hips “can have babies “.


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on September 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      This comment has gone to the wrong post so I have added it to the relevant post as well (the next one on this blog).


  3. I quite like this one.


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