Daily poem: August stanza 19


Falcon with the yellow eye

look the other way, don’t see

the young rabbit’s excited leap

from burrow into the bright day world

this tremulous first time.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “Daily poem: August stanza 19”

    1. It is though. It’s hard to watch sometimes. I think it’s because there is so much programmed death in nature so that everything has a chance of survival, that I resent the needless killing that we do for fun.

      1. Yes I feel the same but we must remember we are the hesitant ones who have sensitive consciences and live within a moral world.

      2. That is true but everyone apart from psychopaths and sociopaths has a conscience , some just care about their own friends and family other rare individuals spend their lives caring for others. Some care greatly for humans but lightly dismiss animal suffering unless they are pets.
        The conscience can become very twisted the SS guards loved to feed the birds as they held the poor Jews in desperate condition.
        My mother loved the old hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful’ and how the Lord God loved them all. There is something very comforting about a heavenly loving Father.

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