The Owl


by Wendy Videlock

Beneath her nest,
a shrew’s head,
a finch’s beak
and the bones
of a quail attest

the owl devours
the hour,
and disregards
the rest.

Part of the American Life in Poetry series, which is made possible by The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

About the Author:

Wendy Videlock is an American poet who lives in western Colorado.

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