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Hawk Song (A Hunting Lai)

Eggs I hunger for
fill this carnivore

search the trees ignore
hot the jays implore
spy five

cry and circle o’er
in bravado soar
I dive

loud their voices roar
screams that I abhor
my drive

into leaves before
talons full at war

prevent my downpour
courage and honor

wielding my claymore
in the twigs cocksure
I thrive

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40 thoughts on “Hawk Song (A Hunting Lai)

  1. I envy your ability with this form, Jilly–how well you worked with the rhyme scheme, adding on stanzas, and delivering a well-told poem. We have hawks both here and the desert…and jays. In the desert they devastate the baby ducklings that hatch each spring outside our kitchen window. But, without them, we would be overrun with ducks and their output! Nicely done.

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  2. Excellent message/adventure; creative rhyming. I thought I was doing well to write two Lai, but you crushed it with three, while rocking the prompt & extolling the form

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    1. True – once I saw a single jay raid the nest of a pair of hawks and the jay did not come away empty. So I guess turn around is fair play in the bird world. The one thing for certain, everyone hides when the eagle glides by.

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  3. Beautiful imagery. Love the photo, too. I opened the back door this morning to a steady downpour and a cardinal flying by at the same time. He landed on the fence but didn’t stay long enough for me to snap a picture.

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    1. They do beg to be shot, don’t they? “Look at me, I am beautiful. Take my picture” In fact, I think they even suck in their little red cheeks and look thoughtfully at their watch. Hope your rain ends in time for the weekend 🙂

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