AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

06 May 2018

Decide.


HOW to BUILD an OWL

1.   Decide you must.
2.   Develop deep respect
  for feather, bone, claw.

3.   Place your trembling thumb
  where the heart will be:
 for one hundred hours watch
 so you will know
  where to put the first feather.

4.   Stay awake forever.
  When the bird takes shape
 gently pry open its beak
  and whisper into it: mouse.

5.   Let it go.

Kathleen Lynch

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