Fay Slimm






"He cometh like lightning with fiercesome intent".

The speed of his flight veers towards

Steely-eyed Peregrine targets what he victimises 

yet brooks no regret.

King of all shows in the deadly hauteur of a Falcon.

With mission accomplished 
spreading broad wings over success, tight-clawed

he leisurely feeds,

then regal predator takes to the ether. 

Never forget his threat will appear again so prepare
to be frightened you birds in mid-air.


  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.

  • Michael Edwards

    Great write about a great bird.

  • Goldfinch60

    Wonderful bird, the fastest creature in the world, I have seen them in flight but never seen them capture there prey as I have with sparrowhawks, sea eagles and kestrels.
    Good tribute to a wonderful bird.

  • dusk arising

    Indeed a Steely piece for this feared hunter. I have seen sparrow hawks being pestered by a crowd of lesser birds to scare them away but never the superb falcon hawk.
    I have been looked in the eye by a falcon as he flew along a road in the opposite direction to my driving... that won't leave me... an important second's glance as on he/she swept to prepare the hunt.
    They are such purposeful creatures and so are your words today, nothing cute or cuddly, quite the opposite.

  • Neville

    it would be selling this magnificent creature short to suggest it was a great predator.... the mighty Peregrine Falcon, lord of the skies and the ultimate hunter for sure..... very nicely poemed Fay..... Neville

    • Fay Slimm

      Thank you most kindly Neville and so pleased your liked my little tribute to ultimate mastery.

      • Neville

        I did indeed, sadly I have not spied one in person for a few years.. Neville

      • SerenWise

        Fantastic ode to an amazing creature, well written as always

      • Lorna

        I held one once at an organized meeting with a falconer...... looking into his eyes was like seeing the meaning of life. I felt like a hunter in Henry VIII's court for about a minute!

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