Thunder Butte

February 26, 2010

Once You've Heard the Owl

Listen to the lonesome coyote howl
Coo of the turtle dove
Drink from the flowing spring
And the panther`s midnight call

Not `til then old friend
Will the moon smile down
On the beginning and the end
Of a friendship that has flown

This sleepy summer day
A clucking prairie chicken
Nesting in the new mown hay
Brings future thoughts that quicken

Of speeding cars
And flights to mars
Mark not our final thoughts
Those things are only ours

In summing up
Drink from the flowing spring
Listen to the owl
Night falls sealing everything

--John Crowley
Mike Crowley Friday, February 26, 2010


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