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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Harris Hawk

how graceful,
how the hawk
circles, soars,
floats a thermal
while a lizard
and squirrel
scurry below.

     Have you learned about the food chain?  I once read a statistic from the LA Zoo that only one in every 1,000 bird eggs reaches maturity.  They advised if you found a baby bird out of its nest, to leave it alone.  I also think there are 1,000 poems written for every one that gets published.
     Today's poem is a reminder that there are pluses and minuses in every event.  It was beautiful for me to see the soaring hawk; it wasn't beautiful for the lizard or squirrel.  Can you think of other examples?  Can you try writing a poem about it?
Try beating the odds and leave your poem in the comments section below.  Have a fun weekend.


  1. Hi Joy,

    It's not original but what came to mind:

    Look up,
    Look down,
    Look all around
    Prey scurries on the ground.(original last line)

    1. Yup,
      if the roadrunners
      or snakes
      don't get you--
      the hawks will.
      Poor lizard.

      Well done, Linda.
      Don't worry about being original, look at "found poems." Those are the words of someone else shaped into a poem by a poet who claims them for a poem.
      Thank you for sharing your poem.