Sunday, 22 October 2006

Hawk and Mouse by Jan Harris

Black beats on blue
in wing-torn sky
eye, beak, talon
laser-sharp.

Instinct holds her taut,
explosion suspended,
honed,
controlled
on the tip of dive.

In shadow
eyes night-wide
blood shudders
through flared veins
nostrils scent

flight frozen

two hearts
one moment

alive.



Jan Harris, UK.

1 comment:

Juliet Wilson said...

This is an excellent description of a hunting bird. The short lines and precise language add to the drama of the moment...