# A Wise Old Owl
There was an owl liv'd in an oak
The more he heard, the less he spoke
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
O, if men were all like that wise bird.
# History and Meaning
"A Wise Old Owl" is a traditional nursery rhyme and children's song. It is a short simple rhyme that does not have a specific history or story attached to it. It is typically used as a simple, catchy song or chant that children can learn and recite easily.
The rhyme often is used as a moral lesson and it is teaching children about the importance of being wise, quiet, and observant, it's a reminder that sometimes by listening and speaking less you learn more and gain more wisdom.