Peaceful Buzzard.


I hear the plaintiff call above,

I look up and see the bird,

The wide outstretched wings

Allowing the bird to float in circles

So placidly around the sky

Looking down at the world.

The thought comes to me,

I could do that,

Just float in peace

Looking down at life.

Yes that is what I want to be,

I want to be a buzzard.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 8th, 2019 01:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: I love watching the peacefulness that a buzzard shows in flight, just sailing through the air effortlessly.
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 21
  • User favorite of this poem: Poetic Dan.


  • orchidee

    A fine write again Gold. Yes, the birds have all the sky to fly in.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi, they are majestic.

    • dusk arising

      Majestic are our large birds of prey. When i lived at Upper Wick there were a pair of buzzard regularly above us. We were honoured to see them in their mating 'dance' whereby, at height, they lock talons and tumble, twirling earthwards. Not an everyday sight.
      Back in the nineties they were a rare sight in our county but numbers have greatly increased now and yes, just as you say, they are a pleasure to watch as they glide and soar. Masters of the skies.

      • Goldfinch60

        Yes d a they really are majestic, we often have buzzards in the sky above our house, I hear that plaintiff cry and look up, have seen up to five above us.

      • Fay Slimm.

        A favourite of mine is the majestic buzzard - - here in south Cornwall they are increasing again - so pleased to read your lovely tribute to the peace their flight portrays.

        • Goldfinch60

          They are wonderful birds Fay, they are so peaceful in there flight.

        • Neville

          amazing creatures and a great poem that more than adequately captures their aerial display .....Neville

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Neville, most kind.

            • Neville

              pleasure indeed sir..

            • Suresh

              I often watch episodes on "birds of.prey" and your poem has captured the image precisely.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Suresh, raptors are wonderful birds.

              • moordykspot2

                I see Buzzards often on my walks indeed a graceful and for me inoffensive creature. Your fine words illustrate well the thoughts they provide in their grace. Thank you

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Moordy, I see them in the sky above our home quite frequently, circumstances don't let me go out walking in the countryside anymore.

                • Jenny Wren

                  Thank you. I love buzzards. x

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thanks for your comment Jenny, much appreciated.

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