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
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”
Oh that makes me feel for the owls ..tied up like that.. who will heal their hearts!!!!
I echo Ranjani’s comment – I too think they will have broken hearts, denied their freedom as they are.
I know the Owl Cafe, and like to go there. This little cafe is in San Antino, New Mexico!
I meant San Antonio, New Mexico.
So sad, the string tied to their feet, and that broken dream of wilderness. It is our own human broken dream of wilderness that is causing the mayhem, were humankind to realize that. Smiles.
This broke my heart, loved it though.
Nice poem. First time ive heard of Owl Cafe. Happy Wednesday
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.
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’.
My friend told me of these Owl cafes when she came back from Japan
Sad in some ways but hopefully if bred in captivity the know no other life so would accept it as normal but that doesn’t stop them dreaming as we all do.
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.
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”