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Kestrel Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The Nervous Man T.I.R.O. JY Dramatic Verse kestrel, bird, for her, girl,
BIRDSBELLOW Anuradha sowmyanarayanan Free verse kestrel, bird, nature,
The Swallow and the Kestrel Little Sperling Free verse kestrel, conflict, flying,
Natures nest Roy Pett Rhyme kestrel, appreciation, bird, nature, sound,
Blue Iris Richard H. Dunsany Dramatic monologue kestrel, anger, anxiety, beauty, dream,
changing world jan oskar hansen Blank verse kestrel, career, change, child, christian,
cyta Andrew Foreman Prose Poetry kestrel, memory, war,
Ghazal, Light Angeline Haikutwinkle Ghazal kestrel, feelings, imagination, romance,
Premium Member Poem Valentino liam mcdaid Couplet kestrel, beautiful, beauty, emotions, faith,
Kestrel Nigel Fawcett Cinquain kestrel, nature,
Zoom Mary Oliver Rotman Couplet kestrel, bird, flying, sky, tribute,
A Soldier's Elegy Avery Swarthout Elegy kestrel, adventure, confusion, corruption, courage,
Sam Came Out of The Woods Today Yvonne Kania Free verse kestrel, pain,
Birds of Bliss Nakym Sheffield Free verse kestrel, bird, love, romance, sensual,
Premium Member Poem I remember liam mcdaid Free verse kestrel, angel, beautiful, beauty, feelings,
Patient death Diana Rosser Etheree kestrel, life, nature,
THE KESTREL SELENE Paul Beadnall Light Verse kestrel, animals, nature,
Premium Member Poem Amidst Highland Glens James Fraser Free verse kestrel, animals, nature
Letter to Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf L'nass Shango Free verse kestrel, black african american, history,
Premium Member Poem Angels and Demons - The Finale Act 1. James Fraser Rhyme kestrel, fantasy
Premium Member Poem The Return of Earth to the Devout James Fraser Rhyme kestrel, death, devotion, faith, fantasyearth,
Something about culture L'nass Shango Free verse kestrel, places
Hawk's Eyes Amy Van de Casteele Free verse kestrel, angst, lost love, loveme,
BIRD OF PREY Matthew Brackley Ballad kestrel, nature, uplifting, sky,
BIRD OF PREY Matthew Brackley I do not know? kestrel, nature, sky,

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Kestrel Poem Example

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
refracted 
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 overrules
their ambient warning

Gust to gust each fades 
quicker than the last
whispers carry the weight of wings
and their soulful song breaches sanity
prayers of rightful good
where petty purple banners
crest twinkling hearts

The last thermal ridden
last lyric dies
as flight’s drone fades
upturned wings alone
the sky empty oblivion
as the sun aligns its beady eye
to the looping path of the bird

Two brittle forms 
grapple in light
which blots out the senses
and protects 
what can never be touched
divine oblivion 
smites the naive bird
an archangel buried
in a crypt 
six feet deep.

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