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Chiaroscuro Owl

A 3-color linocut
6" x 4" print size
10" x 6 1/2" paper size
Hand printed on BFK Rives paper
Edition: 18
Sold unframed
Price includes shipping within the U.S.

A copy of the poem will come with the print.


The great horned owl broods
in the bird sanctuary, webbed

in with chicken wire, two-by-fours,
sway-backed plastic sheeting.

Scalloped chest-feathers mimic
a backdrop of white birch.

I wonder what flights of fancy
linger behind his golden eyes.

Does this raptor remember
the sight and scent of prey?

Hear the secrecy of wind
riffle his wing feathers?

Feel a heart
thrum in his talons?

Taste the urgency
of blood and bone?

Leslie Moore

What Rough Beasts
Littoral Books, 2021