Poet-Hawk II

For 1sojournal NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompt #23: Day 23

hawks, similar, own, undivided, example, color
chosen, focus, season, difficult human, missive,

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Digital Painting
Elizabeth Crawford

Poet-Hawk II

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.




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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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1 Response to Poet-Hawk II

  1. Joyce says:

    Like a hawk focused on its kill or prey, we writers/poets are much the same For me, I am focused and intent on getting my written piece of work to my liking, then its presentation or delivery is sometimes done with as much effort (editing and polishing it up) as the piece was to write.


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