01 August 2010

from Jo Shapcott's new poetry collection

I'm not sure about the direct address to the reader in these lines quoted in the Guardian, but I love "white scrawl" and "feather frill":

"Reader, you're an owl/ for this moment, your flower-face a white scrawl/ in the dark, a feather frill."

Baby Tawny Owl
photo by Kate's friend Marie W.

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