Sharing Writing Online related to specific poet’s post….my poem Glide

As I posted earlier, one of the pleasures of this online community of writers is a finding of, recognition of, a shared interest in writing about a subject both of us care for in a rather similar response.  So I’m sharing two poems today.  Sharing through publishing is wonderful. But there is little conversation of each other’s work.  Here this sharing of a piece can be done in posting something we are prompted to post in response to a particular piece by another writer. This one is about the true beauty we find in birds of prey. This sharing was actually prompted by a post, eagle-eyed, by Shawn L. Bird. I actually do watch these beautiful red-tailed hawks sometimes from my back porch vantage point.  It’s led me to a number of different reflections.

Glide

From
a thousand feet
above the earth,
they hunt.

Three
red-tail hawks
glide, graceful,
deadly.

They
ride the currents
of the air
as if pure joy
alone
determines
pattern
and direction.

Each
knows
its proper
place and space
from other two.

I watch them
circle, searching
for small creatures
far below.

Grace
belies
their purpose
just until

one
plunges,
sleek,
almost wingless,
in its dive
toward meal,
that waits,
so unaware,
below.

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