The Fox and the Owl


The Fox and the Owl drawing by Karin Taylor

The Fox and the Owl by Karin Taylor
(1 May 2014)

On a moonlit night, in a place far away
Beyond tide and sky, and the big open bay
There once lived a fox, who befriended an owl
On the shore, near the sheoaks, their home was a bough
They lived there harmonic, like all people should
They were kind and thoughtful and exceptionally good
Contented they were, with bountiful food
They were happy and rarely were in a bad mood
Combing the beach for big purple shells
Sniffing the flowers for glorious smells
The fox was a genius with delicate hands
The owl was a princess, but made no demands
Their elegant presence, delighted their guests
The pheasants and antelopes, came there to dance
Along with the snails from Bordeaux south of France
They lived as true friends and had nothing against
Others of colour, or fur, or of race
They accepted especially, those who didn’t agree,
They loved rich ones and poor ones,
and all different faces, because they believed,
that they all had their place.
No-one was left out, no-one left unheard
No-one left unloved, and no-one ever hurt
Because there was love, understanding and friendship
They worked through their problems,
Able to transcend them.

They grew to an age, you might call very ripe
and if you are quiet you might hear them tonight
The owl hoots so softly, the fox howls in tune
And they visit sometimes by the light of the moon
They come in your dreams and invite you to dine
and to dance and to love and leave sadness behind.

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