One of the most mysterious of birds and rarely seen, it is not surprising that the owl is the focus of many poems, and that is especially true of British Romantic and nature poetry. This wonderful poetry book contains a choice selection of some of the finest owl poetry ever written in the English language by such literary greats as Alfred Tennyson, William Wordsworth, Charlotte Smith, William Shakespeare, John Gay and many others. Coupled with beautiful owl illustrations by various classic artists, “King of the Night” is the perfect gift for twitchers, bird-watchers, poetry and bird lovers alike, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: “Birds and Poets, an Essay by John Burroughs”, “The Western Horned Owl, by William Kerr Higley”, “Sweet Suffolk Owl, by Thomas Vautor”, “The Two Owls and the Sparrow, by John Gay”, “To the Owl, by Thomas Russell”, “The Owl, by Nathaniel Cotton”, “Owl Song, by Sir Walter Scott”, “The Leaves that Rustled on this Oak-Crowned Hill, by William Wordsworth”, “Song – The Owl, by Alfred Tennyson”, “Second Song, by Alfred Tennyson”. Etc. Ragged Hand is proud to be publishing this brand new collection of classic poetry now for the enjoyment of bird lovers young and old.