darkness, like a hood
prized light and freedom
forward beat of wings
closing on prey
talons find their mark
visions of darkness
wild and free
constraints left behind
This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #20: Hourglass Poetry.
Hourglass poem ~ progression of 5-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-5, centered text
Depending on your point of view, falconry can be defended or condemned, but there’s no denying the beauty of a raptor in flight.
Photo source: birdnote.org (red-tailed hawk)