taka tanka

“Taka” is Japanese word for hawk. “Tanka”is Japanese poetry form.

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red-tailed predator

eyes alert, talons sharpened,

silent as fence post

waits for slightest rustling

small creature disturbs switch grass

 

 

raptor

 

fence-post sentinel

 

strong wings lift…soar swift, silent

 

red-tailed hawk sights prey

 

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(Wikimedia Commons, photo: Brocken Inaglory)