THE BARN OWL
In late summer
I feel the chill again
the first marauding
from the high plateau
I can sense the teeth in everything
and claws under rock and ti-tree
in the dry sand of the creekbed
I find the skeleton of a barn owl
and snap off its skull
with a twist of my thumb and forefinger
I string it
with a length of fishing-line
and for days
I wear it around my neck
dreaming at night
of the crack of lizard-bones
the death-cries of small marsupials
the hard beak
as I work
knocking against my chest
the great, absent eyes
as I sleep
watching from eucalpyts
or waiting in dark rafters.
© 2005, David Brooks
Today I am sharing with you an intricate hand-adorned Owl Necklace.
The Barn Owl Necklace.
Totally handmade, every tiny detail, every bit made with love! Every owl I create has her own character and soul.
It is hand sawn and formed.
100% Recycled Sterling Silver.
Easy to wear with other treasures. Easy to love.
I offer limited spots on these. Once they are gone, they are gone.
They will ship on November the 2nd.
Perfect soft matte patina finish.
The Moon is shiny.