Friday, May 22, 2015

Poetry Friday: Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry

Celebrate Poetry Friday with Vern Kousky's delightful owl, Otto. A secret poet eventually scorned, he finds his voice with the realization that, "Poetry should be shared with everyone." He quotes T.S. Eliot, Joyce Kilmer, and more, while writing his own words. "The more the owls listen, the less they feel like laughing."

"Dear Moon, you must be lonely
so high up in the sky.
I'm sure your heart's so heavy,
sometimes you want to cry."

Enjoy Otto the Bard, today!

Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry
Vern Kousky
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015


Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Hadn't heard of this - but will have to look for it!

Sally Murphy said...

Oh. Owls and poetry - what a wonderful combination. I'll keep an eye out for this.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Matt and Sally!