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Talons Poems

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Premium Member Thank you Caves
   Wm. J. Atfield Jr. March 27th, 2020, 4:52 PM

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 Johnson Coulibaly   Neethu Sivaraj Adiyoli   Alex Anonymous  Phil Capitano...Read More
Categories: talons, old,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Looking Back

I looked back – a high silhouette,
then as a ray of light swept over,
I saw - etched and lucid - the raptor

each fine feather flickering in sunlight.
A life defined - a fluid revealing beauty,
a thing only water and fire could...Read More
Categories: talons, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eagle's Mission
sharp talons snatch trout
feeding impatient eaglets
powerful hunter
...Read More
Categories: talons, caregiving, imagery, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl sits on his branch
Surveys the land around
Searching for some prey to eat
He knows they do abound

His head turns near full circle
His stomach needs to fill
Has to see a movement
Misses any that stay still

A Hare looks out...Read More
Categories: talons, nature,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member The Power of the Manifest: Love Nest

The Power of the Manifest: 

"Love Nest"

Dinner at sunset, 
the delectable table is spread 
before a vista of deep pink, 
burnt orange, persimmon 
and shades of violet blue, 
below us emeralds linger
towards the sapphire of life, 
real, shining and rippling,
the...Read More
Categories: talons, adventure, journey, romance,
Form: Romanticism

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle
by Martin Braun 2/28/2020

Chants from Grottaferrata echoes “Inveni David servum meum” over Byzantium like a golden eagle soaring on majestic wings.

Below lies your ancient heritage shrouded in smoke and ruin while Christ’s gaze across the Mediterranean is diverted from...Read More
Categories: talons, animal, arabic, beauty, bible, blessing, chanukah, garden,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Better not
Mirror mirror on the wall,
better never fall at all,
As long as you hang in there,
People will stop and stare,
To see their faces to hearts desire!
But if you break to many tiny sizes,
People will fear your prickly pieces,
and sweep you away...Read More
Categories: talons, anti bullying, bird, leaving, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member River Stones

These are the stones
that ground nails and sharpened talons,
they have slid under mountains of ice and fire,
have been polished by the glacial dead.

The stones endure now in layers of motion and stillness,
some are wind-tools shaped by a tireless chisel,
other’s glint...Read More
Categories: talons, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Passing Beyond
I’m going to watch you die…
but before I do
I will foretell your story

The story of the White Bird
The Great Mystery
and the Silver Seed

The White Bird carries
in its talons
the Silver Seed of all mankind

A seed that will allow you
to move past...Read More
Categories: talons, death, life,
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: talons, animal,
Form: Rhyme

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: talons, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member eagle
soaring above
drifting on wayward winds
descending down with talons out
fish caught


Modern OR Traditional Cinquain Poetry Contest
Sponsored by William Kekaula
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Categories: talons, bird,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Barn Owl
Barn owl 
silently swoops
spreading its wings, talons 
wide with striking impact snatching
its prey.


Modern Or Traditional Cinquain Poetry Contest 
Sponsored by: William Kekaula...Read More
Categories: talons, bird, nature,
Form: Cinquain
Baudelaire translation: The Duel
Duellem (The Duel)
by Charles Baudelaire
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Two combatants charged! Their fearsome swords
brightened the air with fiery sparks and blood.
Their clashing blades clinked odd serenades,
reminding us: youth's inspired by overloud love.
But now their blades lie broken, like our...Read More
Categories: talons, anger, conflict, extended metaphor, lost love, love,
Form: Sonnet
by Michael R. Burch

Your fingers end in talons—
the ones you trim to hide
the predator inside. 

Ten thousand creatures sacrificed; 
but really, what's the loss? 
Apply a splash of gloss. 

You picked the perfect color
to mirror nature's law: 
red, like tooth...Read More
Categories: talons, animal, culture, earth, environment, fashion, weather, world,
Form: Free verse
Calvin talent
talons having

looky, looky
passion,  salvage
valve scalping

looky, looky
makin, bakin
cookee, cookey

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2020©
...Read More
Categories: talons, adventure, engagement, food,
Form: Footle
Curse of harmattan
The icy talons of nature
Claw for my soul 
Leaving my body
A broken home

First, my sense of smell
Then, my power of speech.
Left distraught I was,
Incapable of roaming the earth

Wreaking havoc vengefully,
The dust of the earth did
Slither into my nostrils
And down my...Read More
Categories: talons, death,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Your Eyes Are Like Magic Marbles
Your Eyes Are Like Magic Marbles

Your eyes are like magic marbles 
made of blue sky madness,
they draw my sharpest senses inward
rendering me helpless to your red devouring lips,
which pucker with a blinding instinctive intensity, 
as with silent snakes seeking a...Read More
Categories: talons, passion,
Form: Free verse
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: talons, analogy, animal, forgiveness,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member rubies and pop corn
they dipped our being in dirty grease
added a fist full of kernels
life turned up the heat
now-one by one we're popping out
little puffy hatchlings -
sweet songs in our beaks

growing feathers and talons
ready to fly now 
on updrafts 
of silent song
ready to...Read More
Categories: talons, adventure,
Form: Free verse
Moring of the Great Horned Owl Part 2
Part 2

With a height above the field less than 
his body’s length and only seconds away
to his kill, the great bird swung his wings
back and upwards in a dramatic gesture, 
breaking his speed much like a jet reverses 
its engines...Read More
Categories: talons, death, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Mythical Beings II
Prowling eyes in the dark
Lit with the flames of hell
Seek fear crippled souls
To feed on with razor sharp fangs

Clad in the shadow of death,
It howls from the Hillcrest
With saliva drooping from its jaws
And talons dug into the ground.

Eyes fixed on...Read More
Categories: talons, evil, fantasy, myth, mythology, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member IN THE WILD Re Post
( Re Post)

Early one morning, we begin our drive,
An awesome feeling as we arrive,
At our camp gate which, opens 
At six o’clock, 
Now we are in the African bush
Which, will unlock,
Moments that we have missed and
Remember from...Read More
Categories: talons, animal,
Form: Free verse
There is a cold and aimless fear
that grips our longing and aim—
like the talons of a hankered fowl,
readying itself to the plunge
of some inevitable sorrow… 

The fear becomes a burning hurt—
one that is forgotten,
soon to be curled up and cold—
needing...Read More
Categories: talons, appreciation, courage, freedom, life, love, strength, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Looking Back

I looked back
at the high dark silhouette
of a hawk.

In a turning draft
wings became light-etched and lucid,
each fine feather
a clear signature.

I looked back and saw
flame, carved and branded,
stamped indelible.
A bolt of breath, a hawkish tinder
clearly reflected on the mirror-mere.

And if that...Read More
Categories: talons, poetry,
Form: Free verse