Sparrow Hawk pecking at your prey,
as darkness comes upon this day,
come close if you dare,
for feathers are flying everywhere.
A meal this Hawk will eat tonight,
then off again he will take flight.
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MistakenMagic | November 7, 2010 - 12:55
Intriguing yet slightly sinister, Jenny! A great little poem :)
skinner_jennifer | November 7, 2010 - 13:00
It is sinister, but the Sparrow Hawk was hungry,
and it's just nature, so I thought I would write
a poem about it.
Thankyou for reading and commenting, much appreciated.
Highhat | November 7, 2010 - 21:25
Pure nature Jenny. Like the rhyme
am not quite back yet
skinner_jennifer | November 8, 2010 - 11:38
thanks for your comment, really appreciated.
fatboy74 | November 8, 2010 - 11:52
This has reminded me Jenny of incident I'd completely forgotten about when a Sparrowhawk chased a sparrow into our sunroom. Sparrow survived (a bit wonky) but I had to pick up the hawk using the curtain and help it through the window, beautiful close up - might try to turn this into something, thanks for inspiration. :-)
skinner_jennifer | November 8, 2010 - 12:04
that is amazing, never experienced anything like
that where I live, thankgoodness, although we do
get sparrows coming in to our conservatory in the
summer, the poor things get so scared, we always
manage to get them out though.
Thankyou so much for the great comment, glad I
could inspire you.
Silver Spun Sand | November 8, 2010 - 17:43
Much enjoyed your poem, Jennifer;-)
It also reminded me of a very recent occasion when a sparrow hawk flew into my kitchen window. I heard the bang and on closer inspection, the sparrow hawk was on the ground with a young partridge beneath its chest. On seeing me, it flew, almost along the ground to the side of the garage and all that was left when I went out to investigate were some rather bedraggled partridge feathers. That's nature, as you say, but I did find it quite upsetting.
skinner_jennifer | November 9, 2010 - 11:26
Thankyou so much Tina, for your comment.
I know what you mean about upsetting, I just think
well they are birds of prey and they have to eat,
they are just doing what comes naturally. It must
have made you jump when it hit the window, I can
imagine. I think they kill their prey pretty quick,
so hopefully the partridge didn't suffer to much.
Anyway Tina, I'm prattling on a bit, as I always do.
Again thanks for reading and commenting.
notwierd_gifted | November 9, 2010 - 15:16
Liking it :) x
skinner_jennifer | November 9, 2010 - 16:55
I am glad you like it, thankyou so much for
Kahdai | November 10, 2010 - 18:59
Yes thats natures way, only cats bringing birds and mice in when they have plenty food upsets me
skinner_jennifer | November 11, 2010 - 11:17
I know what you mean about cats, they tend to see a
mouse or a bird as a play thing, they don't see as
a living, breathing creature. Then I think it is sad.
Thankyou so much for your comment.
Cavalcaderl | November 16, 2010 - 23:09
Hi! A short little poem
that says it all,that is nature.
skinner_jennifer | November 16, 2010 - 23:35
thankyou so much for reading this piece, I really
value your comment, your very kind.
SundaysChild | November 21, 2010 - 16:38
I like this :)
skinner_jennifer | November 21, 2010 - 17:14
thankyou so much for reading and leaving a comment.
Richard L. Prov... | November 26, 2010 - 03:16
Hello Jennifer, you capture the kick in the sparrow hawk, a predator, brave, unflinching and focused. He is satisfied, for now. RLP
skinner_jennifer | November 26, 2010 - 19:16
Hello Richard L. Prov...
Why thankyou so much for your comment, it was very
kind of you to leave this message.
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