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Hawks

Wandering along the winding trail I watch as hawks play
ducking and diving, swooping and tumbling and climbing
up again, making a magnificent display backed by their 
shrill cries to each other

Riding the thermals
climbing up in unison
wild spirits air bound

They have three fledglings to rear, so back to hunting
they go, sharp eyes spotting the rustle in the undergrowth
wings folded they plunge down like raining bullets
striking hard they carry it back to the nest to feed the chicks

Three fluffy small chicks
baby plumage now changing
they look so scruffy

Now fully feathered they flap and stretch their wings
then first one takes to wing finding it hard to land
it misses its mark a few times, at last alighting 
undignified on a branch

New generation
one day they too will have chicks
and so the cycle goes

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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 6:58:00 AM
    You are really gifted with the haibun form...loved your birds! ^_^ Y.L.N

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:47:00 AM
    like the hawk that takes to the skies, you have taken to the haibun form,, love your poetry here,,,

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/25/2013 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Harry I love this form so pleased you like it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:01:00 AM
    well written Shadow....beautiful birds

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/25/2013 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Joseph they are I love birds of prey Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 7:51:00 PM
    They are fascinating birds to watch, along with eagles and falcons.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/25/2013 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Robert I agree could spend hours watching them ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:58:00 PM
    I loved that line how they plunge down like raining bullets. A very nice haibun. I see you did two. that's awesome.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/24/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea Ty this is my second haibun I really like the form glad you liked it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:22:00 PM
    ...and so the cycle goes! Captured it! I think.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/24/2013 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Gerald Ty I appreciate your review and time Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:53:00 AM
    the circle of life so fascinatingly portrayed... a flight that takes me to a place of wonder, shadow... delighted:) huggs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/24/2013 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Nette new to this style but really like it so glad you got taken there Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:06:00 AM
    A picture perfect write - you have nature at it's very best - lovely to read infact it read as if I were being narrated to on Spring Watch or similar T.V. programme. Enjoyable subject.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/24/2013 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anna Marie Ty for such a nice review so inspiring Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 5:19:00 AM
    yes, that is the circle and cycle of life, birds eat bees and bees make honey and the cycle goes on

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/24/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Dr Ram it sure does Ty for your time reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:51:00 AM
    I like the chose of topic matter..I enjoy what we call a Ringtail Hawk or Red Tail Hawk here..The one that was nesting here disappeared..I think that the man down the road who raises those fighting roosters probably shot it..They are a rare sighting anyway..Reads like a winner in the contest..Thanks for the visit to my page..I am still wrestling with the poem Moments..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/24/2013 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    so sad Sara there are no birds of prey in Malta the pigeon fanciers killed them all man has a lot to answer for Ty for reading it is not for a contest just a write lol Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 2:34:00 PM
    Circle of life...very, very nice job! How they can relate to humanity so well.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/23/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Drake I love the various cycles that happen all around us sometimes going unnoticed Ty for reading Shadow x smile