Save Them

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Fukuroo Who? Who? Who? – Haibun Monday-White Owl
(posted by Victoria)

white owl

Photo: Nicolas Gent via Flickr. Labeled for non-commercial reuse.

With a white whoosh of feathers, the snowy owl descends, hovering
over unsuspecting voles and ground squirrels. Watching from its perch,
the yellow eye of the owl spots its prey.

I would love to see this bird close up, but it tends toward remote
areas. Climate change is a threat to the snowy owl, and many
other birds. Aren’t they worth saving?

A thinning of trees
in dead of Winter, bird hunts
where to build nest?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to Save Them

  1. Shawna says:

    I’m so glad you mentioned their yellow eyes. They are stunning.

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Climate change is making it hard for birds and critters. Loved this poem, Sara.


  3. We are losing so much to our own greedy stupidity. And the ones who are hurting first can’t do a thing about it. *sigh*


  4. Saving them means taking on Capitalism and the Patriarchy.


  5. lillian says:

    Really enjoyed this write. and YES….we must each of us do what we can in small ways to save the planet…the beauty of this earth…including all its creatures.


  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    Tree thinning would threaten their nests. Even worse clear cut harvesting. The mice at least know their threat is there all the time.


  7. Nice weaving in of environmental concerns that touch us all. If only it were simple. Here in Tahoe if dead trees aren’t thinned we face the devastation of forest fire and loss of so much wildlife. Clear cutting–that’s a whole other issue.


  8. I think we need them more than they need us…


  9. Misky says:

    I haven’t seen or heard one for many years.


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