Dare me dear,
to spread my wings;
drift with winds
and sail on thermal waves
to wait and gaze
before we see
a flicker through the haze
and swiftly dive to dart,
to pierce the plump,
delicious rabbit’s flesh;
blood becoming lunch
Sarah hosts the Quadrille today at dVerse, and the word is swift.
March 8, 2022
Oh, a slightly different bird – brutally efficient. I like the slightly patrician tone of your eagles. They definitely feel they are above the rest of us!
I saw the title, ‘Lunchtime’ and thought you might be writing about a swift pint at the pub. Your bird of prey was a big surprise, Björn! Poor rabbit!
So many key words that jump out here:
“dare” sets the tone
“a flicker through the haze”
I like the we in here which means they hunt in pairs.
Their babies will eat well today.
I think this was written with relish! I definitely get a sense of the birds’ relish in their freshly-killed feast…
Leaving the first stanza on “wait and gaze” works really well. Gives the poem that pause of a bird of prey as it seems to just hang in the air above it’s prey, that holding of breath as you wait to see what it does
I like the tone–dare me dear. It does seem eagles often fly in pairs, and I’m sure that fresh blood is delicious to them.
dare me dear indeed. great quadrille
The eagle’s dare.
eouch a swift death at least … our captured the harsh reality well
I think the swifts dine on insects. The eagle, however, is swift to draw blood!
These lines are perfect for an eagle’s majesty:
“drift with winds
and sail on thermal waves”
And this for their speed:
“and swiftly dive to dart”
A raptor in a dive is indeed swift.
Very nice, Bjorn! I liked the reminder that eagles love fresh meat!
well, that caught me by surprise! very well executed, Björn ❤
Yes, some birds are carnivorous…perhaps even bloodthirsty!
A robust poem of survival,
the circle of life in 44 words.
I always appreciate your creativity.
Ouch, the poor rabbit🙂. You got me in the end there. Good one.
Now that’s take out. 😉
Romantic poaching of sorts. The invitation to kill together and dine. I enjoyed your quadrille.
What a fantastic quadrille Bjorn.
My lunch was a little less boring with the microwave! 😆 Great imagery!