Hawk is Talking by Allan Peterson

Whether the passing hawk is talking
about the unquenchability of need,
or complaining its short wings unbecoming,
or announcing how this time the mouse
will stay put to hope it so, it must anticipate
early, almost before it launches, or the trees
will flash by before it arrives and its perfect
gold feet will clutch on nothing.

From: https://www.terrain.org/2006/poetry/three-poems-by-allan-peterson/

Date: 2006

By: Allan Peterson (19??- )

One Comment to “Hawk is Talking by Allan Peterson”

  1. “early, almost before it launches, or the trees
    will flash by before it arrives and its perfect
    gold feet will clutch on nothing.”

    Very, very well put.

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