A poem with each stanza being a haiku


Golden Eagle

Strong wings spread, soaring,
Against the blue of the sky:
Predator supreme.

Far-sighted, searching,
As he turns lazy circles,
Thermals lifting him;

Flash of golden wings
Spreads fear beneath his shadow:
Anxious eyes look up.

Hooked beak and talons,
Scattering all below him:
Then, a sudden dive:

A squeal, a struggle,
A tiny life is ended:
The world turns once more.....




Haiku by Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-11-08 at 12:29

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Reminds me of a scene in the film The Education of Little Tree, in which the Native American boy is horrified at witnessing an eagle swoop down and kill a small bird. His grandmother says: Do not be sad. It is "the way." I have mixed feelings about such things. Yes, it is the way of nature for living things to prey upon each other, but like the little boy, I think I will never not think it's sad. I think maybe it is possible to be both accepting and repulsed by something, as contradictory as that may sound. Anyway, meticulously crafted haikus and a darn good poem. Cheers.
2009-02-22


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2009-02-21


night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
:) Welcome to poetbay :) I enjoyed your haikus!
2006-11-08


Sabrina
Wow, I enjoyed these haikus very much!! :) Beautiful description of a predator making a kill and ending a life....

Hugs,
Sabrina
2006-11-08