Owl's Song
--Ted Hughes 
He sang
how the swan blanched forever
How the wolf threw away its telltale heart
And the stars dropped their pretence
The air gave up appearances
Water went deliberately numb
The rock surrendered its last hope
And cold died beyond knowledge 
He sang
How everything had nothing more to lose 
Then sat still with fear 
Seeing the clawtrack of star
Hearing the wingbeat of rock 
And his own singing

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