Owl Café


I have only read

but never said Hello to an owl café

where you can go personal with owls-

in an almost surreal chamber filled with soft music

you could

feel their soft head,

let them perch on your shoulder or arms,

drink tranquility along with coffee-



like their wild bro or sis

they can turn their heads almost all the way round-

they are far sighted-

they have super hearing power-

they have sharp, shiny talon

they have the same velvety downs

to muffle noise

to ensure a silent flight-



What they have more is-

a name like Peanut or Butterfly or whatever

given by a human,

and a thin string tied to their feet,

and sleepy eyes,

and broken dream of wilderness-

they are in the café

to heal a stressed human heart-



(I read an article about owl cafés of Tokyo where owls are used as healing agents to save weary people from mayhem outside.)


Posted for my prompt ~ Owl @ Poets United Midweek Motif


13 thoughts on “Owl Café

  1. I had not heard of the owl cafes, and I’m left thinking I’d sneak in with a pair of scissors and set them all free!! And to be given a less than glorious name like Peanut or Butterfly? Now THAT’s anathema! Thank you for broadening my knowledge.

  2. I would love to visit an owl cafe, Sumana! I have been up close to owls from a bird sanctuary and they are enchanting. I love the phrase ‘drink tranquility along with coffee’.

  3. Wow! “broken dream of wilderness . . .” Never heard of this cafe!! And Annell has been to one. How healing can captivity be? Though I’ve heard dogs/pets heal, and so do miniature Shetland ponies who have no natural enemies.

  4. broken dream of wilderness… I liked that a lot. I’ve passed a cat cafe (they are adoptable) before… my son pleaded to go in but we already have three cats. I was afraid he’d become “attached”

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