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Kestrel Poems

Kestrel Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of kestrel poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for kestrel.

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Premium Member The Nervous Man
The nervous man
Slight awkward stance
Waiting for a train
Talking to the rain

Is he mad?
Is he sad?
A broken heart?
How many times has his life been torn apart?

He doesn’t fit in
Fashion and style were never his thing
His glasses, dark brimmed sixties style
A cardigan...Read More
Categories: kestrel, bird, for her, girl, loss, missing, murder,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Flock of birds met in a marsh
Dusky breeze welcoming all
Sat on the branches of mangrove
Chirping, clattering on mighty matters.
Sharing nuts, grains, seeds and saplings
Teasing one another with colourful feathers
Discussing their flight and heights they cover
Lastly about a place to rest...Read More
Categories: kestrel, bird, nature,
Form: Free verse
The Swallow and the Kestrel
He is a boy with orange hair
And more freckles than pride.
He is a boy with his eyes on his feet-
He glows the light that others reflect.

She is a girl with accusation in her eyes
And more regrets than confidence.
She is a...Read More
Categories: kestrel, conflict, flying,
Form: Free verse
Natures nest
How beautiful the sounds, sights of nature

In the distance alarm call of a cuckoo,

beautiful sound of summer Tanager

Blackbirds hopping around getting in a stew,

Acrobatics of swallows, swifts, Martins,

Crows of the carrion, rooks, jackdaws, Raven

Cooing of turtle doves and wood pigeons,...Read More
Categories: kestrel, appreciation, bird, nature, sound,
Form: Rhyme
Blue Iris
Blue Iris, 
Grimoire gondolas steal unbound human yawns,
Each Charon poised with sallow spear along the River:
Austere laughter of headless boughs 
sipping grave-scented spiritual kisses.

Gruel to Drinking Fear you do coerce,
Till evil flees the dawn within its hearse.
I shall not warn...Read More
Categories: kestrel, anger, anxiety, beauty, dream, loss, romantic,
Form: Dramatic monologue

changing world
Changing  world 

Where the woods of unruly domestic trees on
The other side of the road has not always been there
It used to consist of small homesteads and poverty
People left for France or America never came back   
Nature...Read More
Categories: kestrel, career, change, child, christian, class,
Form: Blank verse
The call of the muezzin, drifting over the wall,
mixes with the odors 
of diesel, cooking oil, and humanity,
as I watch a lone kite flying above low houses, 
a smear of red across dun colored hovels,
crouched against barren mountains, 
jagged like...Read More
Categories: kestrel, memory, war,
Form: Prose Poetry
Ghazal, Light
Night  is my  world   with  the moon  as  my guiding  light  
I  search   in  the black  shadows   for  your gliding  light 

Day  is your  world   with  the  sunshine   surrounding  you
Before   gray   clouds   pour   rain   on  your  soul   hiding   light 

Hourglass  spinning  sands of...Read More
Categories: kestrel, feelings, imagination, romance,
Form: Ghazal
Premium Member Valentino
Temptation pulls us all into sin with gravity force
Wading in with human desires sweet sugar coating gloss
Strengths are nurtured and grown from our creator's breath of light
Filtering through densely chaotic thoughts stony cold walls
Snowdrops open their blossoms stretching...Read More
Categories: kestrel, beautiful, beauty, emotions, faith, flower, heart, love,
Form: Couplet
Focused falcon
Honed huntress hovering
Adjusts; stoops; lands; dispatches
Raptorial...Read More
Categories: kestrel, nature,
Form: Cinquain
Painted kestrel, ruddy hawk
Booted eagle, stoop and stalk

Pigeon here and pigeon gone
Blood and feathers stain the dawn

Prairie falcon, osprey, owl
Diurnal hunts, nightly prowls

Raptor  in the endless sky
My soul soars with you as you fly...Read More
Categories: kestrel, bird, flying, sky, tribute,
Form: Couplet
A Soldier's Elegy
A kestrel dips into an updraft
thinking he knows the world
tranquility gurgles 
through silent valleys
over mountains
around the earth
through the wind

The creature soars ever higher
in great swoops and dives
the horizon curves as it eludes vision
the stars pulse their siren
but thrill denies
adrenaline...Read More
Categories: kestrel, adventure, confusion, corruption, courage, culture, death, environment,
Form: Elegy
Sam Came Out of The Woods Today
Sam came out of the woods today,
With his hair and his eyes looking so gray,
The gray of the walls were full of moss,
He stood in the sun and looked so ill
Walking up the wooded valley and wooded hill.

He stood in...Read More
Categories: kestrel, pain,
Form: Free verse
Birds of Bliss
She’s my woodpecker, she’s my humming bird, she’s my goat sucker, my fly catcher, my skylark, my swallow, my blue jay, my sandpiper, my blackbird, she my kestrel, my petrel, my quail, she’s my nightingale, she’s my eagle, she’s my...Read More
Categories: kestrel, bird, love, romance, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I remember
Someone once saying to me
I always wished to meet some like you
To you one writes poetry from the heart and soul
opening up from my very being 
Looking into the sky spirit of a kestrel dancing
on warm waves of air brushing...Read More
Categories: kestrel, angel, beautiful, beauty, feelings, love, romance,
Form: Free verse
Patient death
rich wetland
a lone kestrel .

Patient death beating,
fixed in  measureless blue.

Elegant white swans swim through
rare grasses greeting migrating
geese sliding in with the setting sun.

Darkness falls, who will sing the requiem?
...Read More
Categories: kestrel, life, nature,
Form: Etheree

                               Hovering silently above the sunkissed field
   ...Read More
Categories: kestrel, animals, nature,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Amidst Highland Glens
"without a care in the world the Grouse freely roam"

A quiet hush abounds amidst the scenic Highland Glens
Whilst saltire skies above silhouette a Golden Eagle against it's blue
Swooping shadowing heathers to return to soar above the Ben's 
It's keen eyes...Read More
Categories: kestrel, animals, nature
Form: Free verse
Letter to Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf
I rather watch a kestrel to see
Her swoop and swirl
The skies invisible maze
To feed the inhabitants of her nest
Her milk of gratitude

Morning begins with a bright darkness
And the beckoning beaks for food
There is a wind ruffled mood
Yawing the feathers of...Read More
Categories: kestrel, black african american, history, politicalold, self, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Angels and Demons - The Finale Act 1.
The eastern seaboard
Of the United States
As the sisters three
Evil dictates
Population massed
As the floods rise
Lands disappearing 
Is the earth in demise
In typical fashion
We fight amongst ourselves
For higher ground
A higher shelf
Woman and children
Allegedly first
Money changes
It's the size of the...Read More
Categories: kestrel, fantasy
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Return of Earth to the Devout
Squadron assembled
Trojans and droids
Three sisters their target
Null to void
Atmosphere entered
Red to grey glow
As we near earths terrain
Red rivers flow
Cities on fire
Civilisation of pyres
No daylight sensed
Extinguished, by these darkened pariah's
The droids report back
These sisters three
In New York spotted
Near...Read More
Categories: kestrel, death, devotion, faith, fantasyearth,
Form: Rhyme
Something about culture
Something about culture
Something deeper than root
Thicker than blood
More brutal than ancestry
Wriggling from the mud
Something inviolate
Absolutely unemancipating
Something the nomenclatured "badwud"
The aroma from the kitchen
Fresh herbs and logwood smoke
The crispy crunch of a delectable feast
Fried fish and bammy
Pepper pot soup, or the...Read More
Categories: kestrel, places
Form: Free verse
Hawk's Eyes
in the bright light of day you appeared...
a gilded angel with falcon wings,
you rose up out of the desert sands 
and your gentle beauty struck me dumb - 
sending a tremor through my soul...

marvelling, pretending an air of studied uncaring...Read More
Categories: kestrel, angst, lost love, loveme, heart, beauty, beauty,
Form: Free verse
A flash of wing............. 
Exploded feathers....... 
Bird of prey 
Nature's way 
Raptor's thing 

The Falcon's speed 
Victim,pays no heed 
Aerial violence, 
in the sunlit blue silence 

The Hawk........ 
flashing by 
High speed dart in the sky 

The kestrel............ 
Hovering above...Read More
Categories: kestrel, nature, uplifting, sky,
Form: Ballad
A flash of wing............. 
Exploded feathers....... 
Bird of prey 
Nature's way 
Raptor's thing 

The Falcon's speed 
Victim,pays no heed 
Aerial violence, 
in the sunlit blue silence 

The Hawk........ 
flashing by 
High speed dart in the sky 

The kestrel............ 
Hovering above...Read More
Categories: kestrel, nature, sky,
Form: I do not know?