The Barn Owl Totem Necklace
The Barn Owl Totem Necklace
The Barn Owl Totem Necklace
The Barn Owl Totem Necklace
The Barn Owl Totem Necklace

The Barn Owl Totem Necklace

Regular price $165.00
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
biting down

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

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Last Owl this year 
I offer just a couple of these babies. Don't miss. 

Totally handmade, every tiny detail, every bit made with love! Every owl I create has her own character and soul. 
Slender Barn Owl. To protect you and guide you. 
Surrounded by stars. 
Double bed of silver sheet. 

Oval rollo chain.
Handmade toggle clasp with twig. 
Genuine Golden Citrine. 

Length: 18"
Please contact me if you need different length. 

Perfect soft patina finish. Looks nice layered with other necklaces. :) 


Looooove,
L.