(Seriously, though, isn't he enough to scare away any potential early-morning visitors or housekeepers? It's a door card from the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana in the '40s. )
Ode to Scowl the Scary Screech Owl
Sleeping in the tree is
*composer of "Silencio" featured on "Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer," by Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo, on which this poem is based.