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One Merlin Hawk

Story ID:6670
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2011
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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One Merlin Hawk

A rapid-beating heart
dives through early light

escaping morning mist,
soars above sheep, donkeys
and hurls against the wind.

Exhaustion draws the creature
to a collective chirping--
red polls, sparrows, finches
even tattoos from a Hairy
Woodpecker attract attention

a snack or two presenting
itself. But, without any fanfare
nor nasty intentions, releases
herself to other spaces.

Richard L. Provencher