Transformations - Poetry

Franziska Hart: Eagle Watch

Posted:  Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:00am

Out of nowhere
Master of the wind
Brown feathered herald
With dragon yellow talons
Has the outer oak in grip

Fearless crows flit over and under
Silent spectator waits his turn
Unfazed by taunts and threats
Above granite shore
Forrest dark and ocean gray

Sunlight glints
Piercing dew drops
Tiny rainbows connect
A fleeting halo of gold
Above the snowy crown

Laser eyes
Stiletto beak
Wings to spread wide
Accessories for success
Outfit to kill

Some inner siren sounds
To the lightning fast plummet
To the terrible and savage pursuit
Majesty finds its mark
And dinner is served

FFranziska HartFranziska Hart is a resident of Camden. She is currently working on a creative non-fiction piece set in India.








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