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The Peregrine Falcon

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LindsayP
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         THE  FALCON

Up there in those dizzy heights
As through the ages vast,
The falcon soars in tireless flight
As the fleecy clouds float past.

Round and round in the still clear air,
Unseen by the untrained eye,
Except perhaps by those who care,
The bird watchers of the sky.

Back and forth this tiny speck
Without a thought of rest,
Then perhaps with conscience thinks
Of the young ones in the nest.

Round and round on silent wings
By almost all unseen,
She scans the valley floor below
And all things in between.

Down there on that valley floor
Two pigeons linger still,
Then head off for home once more
Their young oneís mouth to fill.

The sun shines bright on those pigeons wings,
That gleam like the wings of a jet,
And from up on high the glint is seen
And the falconís mind is set.

Down she comes like a rocket from space,
The pigeon warns itís mate,
But the falconís claw is bent to kill
And the warning comes to late.

From back up there among the clouds
Or even higher still,
Comes down that screaming falconís mate
To take his partnerís kill.

For falcons mostly hunt in pairs
When it is time to breed,
And pity help the luckless bird
Should it be the falconís need.

And then away with burden held,
Full purpose in their flight,
To find that far off hidden crag
And on their nest alight.

There three hungry mouths to feed
That clamour in the nest,
Now their immediate work is done
And now perhaps the falcons rest.
© Copyright 2007 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Tim
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1 posted 09-16-2007 11:20 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Nicely written. Enjoyed.
Bronzeage
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2 posted 09-17-2007 12:08 AM       View Profile for Bronzeage   Email Bronzeage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bronzeage

Very well done. I enjoyed this very much.

Type II poet. Its worth the work.

Earth Angel
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3 posted 09-17-2007 01:29 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Lindsay, this was so descriptive and real that I actually felt as though I was witnessing the events through my own eyes instead of yours!


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4 posted 09-17-2007 09:34 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Lindsay~
You bring the reader to the edge of the cliff ... watching ... waiting ...~

VERY ENJOYABLE read~


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~*Marge*~

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To Tim, Bronzeage Earth Angel

Thank you folk for your kind remarks, much appreciated.

Lindsay
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Marge Tindall, Thank you for your kind comments    LindsayP
Earl Brinkman
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7 posted 08-13-2010 09:14 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

You have a very careful eye when it comes to observing nature.  Nature kills for food not for sport.
 
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