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The Woods At Night

Rating: 2.9
The binocular owl,
fastened to a limb
like a lantern
all night long,

sees where all
the other birds sleep:
towhee under leaves,
titmouse deep
in a twighouse,
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Leslie Audes 04 December 2009
i love this poem's cadence - and its sense of realism.
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Judith Robinson 05 December 2008
This poem is a marvel of rhythm and sound effect. Alliteration, assonance, internal and end rhyme are all here, and create a wonderful musicality. For example: stanza 1: The binocular owl, ('binocular owl' and 'long') fastened to a limb like a lantern (limb, like lantern, long, leaves, lip) all night long, and the repitition (which itself 'repeats, repeats, repeats' in last stanza) of the 'oo' 'ee' and 'w' sounds throughout the entire poem. Wonderful.
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