For 1sojournal NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompt #23: Day 23
hawks, similar, own, undivided, example, color
chosen, focus, season, difficult human, missive,
Hawks, whether soaring, on the hunt,
or perched sentinel on a tree branch,
are perfect examples of undivided
focus. Silent piercing stare
follows chosen target as it moves
(unaware of its stalker).
Similar intensity may be found in poet.
Piercing stare stalking words which seem
unaware of their need to be owned
(and/or spoken). Finished missive, for one
brief moment, allows poet fuller kinship
with fierce hawk in flight.
Elizabeth Crawford 4/23/14
Notes: Yesterday, was pulled away by summons for a CT SCAN at hospital. Posted what I considered a less than finished piece. Felt it was awkward, had a few hiccoughs, and definitely needed some reworking and polishing. Had plenty of time during wait for procedure and then for results, to work it through in my head. For me, this is a new poem, far closer to what I had originally planned. The image is one of my earliest digital paintings, accomplished with the help of a friend.