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Premium Member Osprey

Yellow orbs regard us
from a gray anvil head as still as stone.
It’s a broken wing rescue.
We keep releasing it, but it comes back.
The ranger looks bemused,
the caged raptor swivels its focus
as if reading sounds.
We took him to a lake...Read More
Categories: hawk, poetry,
Form: Free verse

The Hawk and the Mouse
On the mighty oak tree's limb,
   is where I caught
     first glimpse of him.
And when I got another chance,
   I quickly took a second glance.

Majestically perched
   and observantly keen,
Before I...Read More
Categories: hawk, animal,
Form: Rhyme
The Caress Of Words
When I read a poem that breathes, 
pulsing wildly, alive with its own heartbeat,
relentless, compelling in its desire,
I feel touched as if by another, feeling
some unseen hand brushing my hair,
lips light as air licking the flesh near
my own sojourning heart....

And...Read More
Categories: hawk, analogy, appreciation, beauty, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Each Squawk Heard from a Hawk
Each Squawk Heard from a Hawk

Should sufficiently count each squawk,
That had been released by a big hawk;
Harder trying;
Feathers flying;
Changed mind and learned how to talk.

Jim Horn
...Read More
Categories: hawk, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Quotidian Fever
I dream of magic lines but they  elude me.
Well, sometimes.
Chapbook on acrylic tube  palette, janus-faced cave in at the crack of dawn,
crescent moonlight awnings turn to  circus of the  soul, 
images that colour dullard pages ...Read More
Categories: hawk, change, creation, dedication, deep, devotion, future, giving,
Form: Prose Poetry

Premium Member Hawk

A great pond of light
this day.
A wine glass for every atom.
Then in a turning draft,
lantern-etched and lucid,
a clear signature,
a thing only flame and water
could make with their power to
engrave light.

I looked back and saw
stamped into feature, a flight,
a bolt of...Read More
Categories: hawk, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Brain Battle
My racing brain doesn’t stop
It is fast, I wonder how long it will last
It moves in every direction,
Without any clear destination
It is past twelve
Maybe I will sleep at one
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock
My eyes are wide 
My brain...Read More
Categories: hawk, sleep, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Toying with Words
black, white, gray, tall, wrinkly, short
Money, broke, bank, racquetball court.
Sandal, beach, woodpecker’s bird call, 
Flower, plant, winter, spring, autumn, fall.

I am toying with words, waiting for a poem to surface.
Word association is the way I put my brain on notice.
Red,...Read More
Categories: hawk, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Starlings Descend

They flow out of a pocket of sky,
a door in the air no one saw
until dark wings shower
over our heads.

Their plumage has a metallic sheen,
as if they were made in parts,
in some elvish workshop, their wings
hammered on last.
Wings that talk...Read More
Categories: hawk, poetry,
Form: Free verse
A Death In The Desert

The desert sand that was cold at day-rise grew hot and hotter as the day progressed. Accustomed to this kind of change; it did not complain. It did not need any cover.   

The horned viper buried in the...Read More
Categories: hawk, death,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Stone Spires
Stone Spires

Stone cathedral spires rise
From freely flowing waters
 Birthing rebirth -
Lifting up unto the eternal
 A psalm
   A canticle
      To celebrate the seasons;
...Read More
Categories: hawk, mountains, music, nature, prayer, river,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Hawk is Angry Fierce Ready to Kill
The nation is burning in the form of a hawk 
Rising toward the heavens in fiery redness
The rest of the world watches, sadly helpless 
Billions of animals dead, oh, Australia, we grieve for you.

The hawk is angry, fierce, eager to...Read More
Categories: hawk, extended metaphor, fire,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Strangers In A City
I want to walk with you
on the hills of tomorrow
drag fingers like tines
in the dark dirt
prepared by centuries
of anticipation
nothing but a few shoots
of grass there
waiting perfectly
for growth, some
human attendance, some
ones to roll
and plant deeply
sending roots
to the aquifer.

I want the honey-sweet...Read More
Categories: hawk, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
The Four Attitudes
Rules help us live together in peace
Rules give the hawk control of the geese
Rules are for fools
Who lack the tools
Rules light the way the whole world to fleece!...Read More
Categories: hawk, philosophy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Winged Winter Economy
When I wash dishes
I look out at my bird feeder,
noticing which political species are best at cooperating,
easy democratic process,
remaining focused on collective nutritional energy gains,
"we're all in this together" feathers of kin kind

And, which are more elitist,
not so good with...Read More
Categories: hawk, appreciation, bird, conflict, health, january, political, winter,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member spaces the FORM

Sparrow on the bird table

the hawk has a feast

Note:'spaces' is an imagism form .It has a title and three line ,the middle being blank and left to the readers imagination. I labelled it 'spaces' as the middle line is...Read More
Categories: hawk, imagination,
Form: Imagism
ACE Gun Metal Sky
'The Americans have a new bomber. The Flying Fortress. We will soon fight it when they attack our cities...'

Otto was posted back to France after a year.
His Russian escapade was over.
In that time he became a man.
A cold blooded aerial...Read More
Categories: hawk, conflict, flying, military,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Dreams
It is fast approaching 2020,
And I have New Year dreams aplenty:
If I am lucky, one or two,
Might have some hope of coming true.
Realistically, "Peace on Earth"
Was strangled by Nurse War at birth,
But maybe somewhere in the East,
Some progress might be...Read More
Categories: hawk, america, animal, dream, earth, house, political,
Form: Rhyme
Gawker - Repost
I originally posted this personal fave on 2-10-17.

Something tragic just happened up ahead,
somebody got hurt real bad ...
someone might even be dead
So you slow your car down,
just to take a peek
Peer out your window
for a quick look-see
Why is it that...Read More
Categories: hawk, dark, people, perspective, psychological,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The owl and the hawk
The owl and the hawk trapped a mouse on the spot.
Both arguing profusely over who got what.
An equal distance dictated the dual,
Each desiring the mouse, for much needed fuel.

‘I got here first’ said the owl to the hawk,
‘But I’m bigger...Read More
Categories: hawk, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade,
Form: Rhyme
If I were a bird
If I were a bird
A hawk or a jay
I could soar in the endless night
And be kissed by dappled sun in the day

The sea beneath me
Calm as a dove
Then angry and churning
It's salty heart stopped by love

My flock surrounding me
In...Read More
Categories: hawk, 10th grade, 11th grade, beach, beautiful, creation,
Form: Classicism
Accumulating Anger: The Ugly Beauty
The enemy draws near
I will not shed any tears,
For I'm stronger than fear
My cup is filled with cheers

The ugly beauty inside me will see me through
This shame and calamity that ended up in rue
The ugly beauty inside you is the...Read More
Categories: hawk, anger, angst, betrayal, courage, emotions, hope, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lesson at Luigi's
Myra mouse made Micah mad
Spun old Micah turning sad
He runs away to find a bite
For two at Luigi’s diner

Along his way, the red hawk gliding
Overflight above Luigi’s
Quickly spots a dapper mouse
Hawk dumpster dives for dinner

Micah never thought to fly
But in...Read More
Categories: hawk, analogy, animal, forgiveness,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Survival Of The Fittest
Survival Of The Fittest
By: Miracle Man
The sun plays peek a boo through a mottled sky,
And a Red Hawk circles in it’s lofty search.
Espying no movement in the grass from on high,
It returns from aloft to it’s dead tree perch.

Most times...Read More
Categories: hawk, bird, life,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Bullit the Blue Sky
predator reaper
gray eagle with global hawk-
swords of Damocles
...Read More
Categories: hawk, blue, conflict, death, flying, military, sky,
Form: Senryu