Friday, 26 January 2007

Hawk by Pete Lee

the wind skimming
off the edges
of the hawk's wing
makes a dull hum

as if the hawk
were a sailor
alone at sea
the hawk dives and
the hum sharpens
to a high scream

then the heavy
beating of wings
as the hawk drags
the rabbit off

and the hawk hears
the rabbit's heart
beating of wings
the mind's low hum


Pete Lee, California, USA

1 comment:

Juliet Wilson said...

Not an easy poem for a rabbit owner to read, but it has great power and description.