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witnessed this red tailed hawk take down a full sized mallard duck this morning...he is a sizeable predator

just there to the left of the water bath
and behind the juniper tree
were the remnants of a mourning dove
that earlier, had flown free
its feathers lay in disarray
scattered and tossed
they had been ripped out
and its body consumed
I was neither sad nor content
at natures display, for it is
as has always been
a cycle of life and there is no mercy
you either survive or are eaten
it is only humans that fuss
in our sensible hope to be civilized
it seems we have an inexhaustible supply
to override the system
might as well tell the sun not to rise
and the wind to always remain calm
lay down a hand upon mother earth
and demand she not shake at all
nature is what will never be tamed
it is an energy force unto itself
sharing both calm beauty and terrifying fury
upon which, we humans, 
may only gawk

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/21/2007
nature is what will never be tamed
it is an energy force unto itself
sharing both calm beauty and terrifying fury
upon which, we humans,
may only gawk

Indeed, Debby. Thank you for sharing your observations and your philosophy. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/6/2007
Debby, you are so very perceptive! I just love your work!!!

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 11/5/2007
I have to agree with Georg. The animal kingdom kills to eat, while humanity is just plain stupid - killing for no apparent good reason.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/5/2007
Some very vivid images and deep thoughts, enjoyed.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/5/2007
I once saw a huge Red Tail grab a cat. He flew up to a tree with the cat still struggling, but not for long. So goes the cycle. Nature is never wrong.

Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/5/2007
A good poem Mrs. Rosenberg. We have a hawk that dwells in the Eucalyptus trees in our back yard here in La Mesa. I have witnessed his expertise in taking down the birds of his choice several times. I photographed the grissly ordeal once, awhile back, and put one of the images on my poem 'A Predator That Flies Unfettered'

Blessings ...
Reviewed by D Johnson 11/5/2007
Gawk is a good word to match this good and truthful write.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/5/2007
So true, the great mystery of earth is the ever changing magic of Mother Nature in all of her creations.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/5/2007
The only difference between them and us, is that once they kill for food and eat, they don't go on a rampant killing spree for the heck of it or for the oil in others feathers.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/4/2007
i think that the cycle is best explained by the Native Americans and "The Way" basically survival of the fittest which, for them, applies to humans as well-i enjoyed your write
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 11/4/2007
A truly beautiful observation of life written in a unique perspective…I enjoyed this piece very much.
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