Posts Tagged ‘hawk’


Through my Office Window

March 7, 2008

I am sitting in my office banging away on the ‘puter when I see a flurry of activity out of the corner of my eye. I turn to look and see a Sharp-Shinned Hawk take down a pigeon. Fortunately the windows at my office are one-way so the hawk can not see that I am only EIGHT feet away from it. To top it off my handy-dandy camera is sitting on my desk. Below is one minute out of about fifteen it took for the hawk to eat lunch. Pigeon, Mmmmmmm..


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Pass it along…

December 8, 2007

So I’m out driving around today. Among the other cars on the road is a white truck hauling a horse trailer. It seems to be circling me; first on a side road then going the other direction. A while later I finally find it in front of me. When I catch up to it I see that there is a name written across the back. So surprised was I by the name I took a picture as evidence.


First allow me 3 statments:

1). I do not believe in luck

2). I believe coincidence is nothing more than 2 people wearing he same hat.

3). When it comes to our purpose and path Life will give to us: subtle road signs, nudges, & tests.

So this then is to Hawk, from Hawk’s Place. *May your Wind not carry you away but bear your weight when you wings are tired. May your Rain not drive you from the sky but cleanse your eyrie. May your Sun not bring drought to your land but reveal the ground beneath your talons. May your Land not be empty of quarry but forever provide for your needs. And may you know Solace when you want and Joy when you need.*

And if that just happened to be you on the road today… Speed the hell up! you’re blocking the road!


Standing on a Block

November 23, 2007

Standing still
Still in the forest
In the forest looking down
Down at my feet
At my feet feathers
Feathers from a hawk
Primaries, tail, many
Many feathers beside a Beech tree
A Beech tree with a hole
A hole filled with the remains
Remains of a Red-Shouldered Hawk
Kneeling near a different tree
A different tree with another hole
A hole in the base
The base filled with leaves
Leaves covered in blood
Blood dripping
Dripping from higher inside the tree
The Owls tree

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The Hawk

October 30, 2007

Dance you

On the wind you ride

Silhouette against the sky

One missing tail feather

Still the master

Power of the thermal

Unfolding beneath your wings

Born to fly

Hunting to survive

Moment to moment

Innate prowling

No alternative


Unmarked time

Away from the nest

Away from instinct

Nobody is looking

Dance you

On the wind you live