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Arthur Sze
Arthur Sze
Born in New York City in 1950, Arthur Sze is a second-generation...
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The Owl

 
by Arthur Sze

The path was purple in the dusk.
I saw an owl, perched,
on a branch.

And when the owl stirred, a fine dust
fell from its wings. I was
silent then. And felt

the owl quaver. And at dawn, waking,
the path was green in the 
May light. 






Arthur Sze, “The Owl" from The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998.  Copyright © 1998 by Arthur Sze.  Used by permission of The Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of Copper Canyon Press, www.coppercanyonpress.org.

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