Flying Free

Flying Free

darkness, like a hood
enveloping
enclosing
soothing
loosed
at once
revealing
pent energy
prized light and freedom

forward beat of wings
reeling higher
seeking prey
quick turn
dive
eyes fixed
ground rising
closing on prey
talons find their mark

visions of darkness
clouding hunger
for freedom
fading
gone
wings beat
wild and free
bidding farewell
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)