A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

Archive for Birds of Prey


Peregrine falcon
Perched on a skyscraper ledge
Dusk falls down the streets.


Predation III

Quick as a whiplash
A pair of young sharp-shinned hawks
Harrows the starlings.


Summer-fattened birds
Flee the first migrating hawk
Wind through ripened grain.

Hawk II

Pitiless noon sun
The stooping hawk and her prey
Cast the same shadow.

Hawk II

A flying hatchet:
The shape of the sharp-shinned hawk
Pursues the pigeons.


Pierced by falcon claws
Red feathers on the white snow
A cardinal sin.


A swooping gesture:
The hawk’s immediate stoop,
Falconer’s treasure.

For 3 Word Wednesday
gesture, immediate, treasure