Tuesday, 28 August 2018


Owl Tales Never Told

by Oonah V. Joslin


Keeky owl
is camouflaged on bark.
He’s cool
collected, unimpaired by dark.
He watches,
listens with his radar face.
Heart of the moon,
descends
with devastating grace.
He always knows
whoo’s who, what’s where,
he swoops
and springs to catch prey
unaware;
rats, mice, voles,
anything that hides away
in holes.
He’s versatile. He hunts both day
and night.
He never tells the things he sees.
He’s learned
to be majestic as the trees,
cute as survival,
swift and cold as a midnight breeze.


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Oonah Joslin is poetry editor at The Linnet’s Wings. She has won prizes for both poetry and micro-fiction. Her book Three Pounds of Cells ISBN: 13: 978-1535486491 is available online from Linnet’s Wings Press and you can see and hear Oonah read in this National Trust video. The first part of her novella A Genie in a Jam is serialised at Bewildering Stories, along with a large body of her work (see Bibliography). You can follow Oonah on Facebook or at Parallel Oonahverse https://oovj.wordpress.com/.