the barn owl
shaking his head
debate night

3 Responses

  1. NancyAJensen Says:

    As well he might!

    Debate night
    owl hiding his head
    beneath his wing

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Great! :-)

    the barn owl
    shaking his head
    debate night


    I've written a lot of 'owl' haiku, from wee small hours to surreal to ekphrastic. In some cultures the owl is seen as wise but not everywhere:

    "Among the Kikuyu of Kenya, it was believed that owls were harbingers of death. If one saw an owl or heard its hoot, someone was going to die. In general, owls are viewed as harbingers of bad luck, ill health, or death. The belief is widespread even today." WIKIPEDIA


    Here's an ekphrastic haiku after the famous Peter Doig owl artwork:

    unnamed night
    the aviator’s goggles
    shaking feathers

       after “Untitled (Dark Owl)” 2013 by Peter Doig

    Alan Summers
    Ekphrasis: The British Haiku Society Members' Anthology 2017 ed. Iliyana Stoyanova
    ISBN-13: 978-1906333089

  3. martin1223 Says:

    great horned owl
    somewhere in the hoot
    545 children

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