Fay Slimm

Attack.

 

Attack.

 

As sinks the cherry-plum sun
a hawk
unleashes his fire
and over naked-elm hill dives,
plume-tight,
!
!
!
straight downwards,
hangs in still air momentarily
wide-eyed and loose clawed
raptor then crashes
*!*
into a lone sparrow's chatter,
writing death warrant
**!**
*.*
*
in whitening dusk.

^^^^^^

^^^^
Weight of sudden attack
met success with 
feathered explosion from
battle-high rush
of pitched buckle surprise.

* "" *
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 


Grieving the slain I then spy
on moth-night's
distant and darkling horizon
a mate
~ - 0> almost stationary

in the ether

 - -- -  perhaps waiting 

for brood's late feed
she, snatching bait in what
seems frenzy
quickly shoots tree-ward
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

before dark blackens sky

to ebony crystal.

 

 As sinks the cherry-plum sun

I admit 
that for chicks to exist 
hunger has to be sated and 
hawk's display,

!

!
by accurate awesome speed 
of nature's raw
beauty invites recognition 
for such fearless skill.

~  ~  ~

Comments9

  • OUTBACK

    YUP ! ALWAYS SO ! DEATH*= LIFE* ! ALL IS FOOD* ! ALL* EXISTENT* = MORTAL !

    • Fay Slimm

      Thanks for the comment on the beauty of raptors Outback and thanks too for including this piece in your favourites.

      • OUTBACK

        RAPTORS * & CATS* ! MY FAVORITE BEINGS OF - EXISTENCE* !

      • Kat

        Although some must die to allow others to live. It is their desire and skill that leave us in awe. Just as your magnificent write took us on a dive in words!

      • Martina Lynch

        Brilliant write Fay!

      • Goldfinch60

        Good write Fay, nature can appear to be cruel but hawks kill to feed and not for fun like Homo sapiens.

      • orchidee

        A fine write Fay.

      • James Michael

        Spectacular descriptive piece. I love how you used the exclamation marks.

      • Michael Edwards

        Superb work Fay

      • Candlewitch

        dear Fay,

        I am stunned and speechless at your prowess in the power and beauty of your skill!!!

        *hugs, Cat

      • FredPeyer

        Great writing Fay! Sounds like a peregrine falcon, my favorite bird!



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