Eugene Levich

Hawk And Hunter - Poem by Eugene Levich

The graceful swooping hawk,
Takes a struggling rabbit in its claw,
Then tears it apart with beaked jaw.

You didn’t like what you just saw...
That terrified creature in Hawk’s red maw?

You think the hunter is a redneck lout,
Shooting a deer and dragging it out,
But DEATH is what nature is all about.

We all live off living things:
Sorry for the sorrow
This revelation brings.

Topic(s) of this poem: birds, nature

Comments about Hawk And Hunter by Eugene Levich

  • Bri Edwards (8/27/2016 8:30:00 PM)

    oh, yeah, i like the titular alliteration!

    OK! maybe titular is not the correct word [i just checked]; it ain't.

    but i still like titular. kind of titillating, isn't it?

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    from online source, of course! :

    adjective: titular

    holding or constituting a purely formal position or title without any real authority.
    the queen is titular head of the Church of England
    synonyms: nominal, in title only, in name only, ceremonial, honorary, so-called; More
    token, puppet
    the titular head of a university
    (of a cleric) nominally appointed to serve a diocese, abbey, or other foundation no longer in existence, and typically in fact having authority in another capacity.
    denoting a person or thing from whom or which the name of an artistic work or similar is taken.
    the work's titular song
    synonyms: eponymous, identifying
    the book's titular hero
    denoting any of the parish churches in Rome to which cardinals are formally appointed.
    the priests of the titular churches

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    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (8/27/2016 8:26:00 PM)

    i would add an s at the ends of claw and jaw. one claw ain't much to hold a dagnabit rabbit! and one jaw might feel lonesome. :) and the rhyme is still yours!

    i know what ya mean about death and nature, BUT i assure you some folks would say..............well, various things,
    Like: leave the poor deer alone! can't you eat a veggieburger at the cafe?


    a hawk doesn't have a credit card to use at a dagnabit cafe!

    nice thinking and nice rhyming. to MyPoemList.

    bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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