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A Peregrine Falcon



A peregrine falcon dominates the sky,
wings majestically arched with flair,
soaring alongside the elements eye to eye.

In a flurry of speed it flashes by
serenely aloof, both untethered and rare,
a peregrine falcon dominates the sky.

Sunlight gilds feathers as soft as a sigh,
and flickering flecks ignite in the air,
soaring alongside the elements eye to eye.

Being both naturally nimble and spry,
while inspiring audacity and dare,
a peregrine falcon dominates the sky.

Riding an invisible thermal high,
its spirit swoops me up and I am there,
soaring alongside the elements eye to eye.

Like poetry in motion wingtips fly
and awed by its beauty I can but stare,
soaring alongside the elements eye to eye,
a peregrine falcon dominates the sky.
 
(A "villanelle" poem.)
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Submitted on September 07, 2015

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I was born in a small town, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada,. The third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. I’m the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a controlling, physically abusive father, verses a loving mother. Many of my poems reflect the uniqueness and special circumstances of my upbringing. more…

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