Sonny Rainshine


Hawk's Reprieve - Poem by Sonny Rainshine

A young hawk surveys
the mise-en-scene
from a fence post.
Post-prandial, quarry
and killing elude his mind
for a moment.

He crouches and considers
sparrows building nests
and meadow mice
at play. Red poppies
are rocked by the breeze
to sleep in their grassy cradle.

Head bowed, acquiescent,
he seems contemplative, monkish.
Perhaps even birds of prey
pray.


Comments about Hawk's Reprieve by Sonny Rainshine

  • (5/8/2006 10:10:00 AM)


    A contemplative write, thoroughly enjoyed the use of imagery- particularly liked these lines:

    'Red poppies
    are rocked by the breeze
    to sleep in their grassy cradle.'

    Kind regards, Justine
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  • (5/8/2006 9:12:00 AM)


    I really enjoyed this poem. I also love to watch a poet swagger with a command of vocabulary: -) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 8, 2006



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