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A Wise Old Owl
Author Unknown

A wise old owl lived in an oak:
The more he saw, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard:
Why can't we all be like that bird?

This poem is in the public domain.



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Or- 'the wise old owl was a wise old bird'.
Posted 02/24/2017 01:09 PM
Jean :D:
My mother, & her brother, often recited this poem way back in the 40's. I never forgot it & am thrilled to see it in print!
Posted 02/24/2017 06:10 AM
Hardly dare to voice my profound agreement: to-wit - observe to-whoo - integrate understanding
Posted 02/24/2017 02:42 AM
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