|This is our usual view of the owls we have on the patio--keeping watch.|
|This is the seldom seen view that the birds encounter if they venture too near! Fierce.|
However, we do like owls and hear them often in our woods. So here's yet a third view of them:
One has to say this for the rounds of life
that keep coming and going; it has worked so far.
The rabbit, after all, has never asked if the grass wanted to live.
Any more than the owl consults with the rabbit.
Acceptance of the world requires
that I bow even to you,
Master of the night.