Draw a Bird Day: Hawk

hawkprint 1 close up s

We’ve misplaced our wings.
The shape on the window ledge–
how it flies!

Not quite yet lighter than air,
you are rising from the grave of pain.
We’ve misplaced our wings.

Skimming the surface of a wistful longing
I hover, shrouded in myself.
The shape on the window ledge

Waiting, watching.
Soundless, suddenly gone–
how it flies!

Being currently obsessed with monoprints, I had to try it with a bird.  I had just seen a red-tailed hawk out the kitchen window on a window ledge across the street from a friend I was visiting.  No matter how often I see one, it’s always thrilling.

hawkprint 2s

The poem is another cascade.  My friend is well on the mend from a summer in and out of the hospital, and it seemed to me a good sign.  But don’t we all long for such majestic wings?

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23 responses to “Draw a Bird Day: Hawk”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely poem and print. This line caught my eye: “Skimming the surface of a wistful longing”

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  2. robert okaji says :

    “We have misplaced our wings.” Great line!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jodi says :

    Oh these turned out so awesome! I forgot about DAB day – but guess what? I posted a bird painting – what a coincidence……………..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon Mann says :

    An amazing hawk….I think my wings are growing back!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rivrvlogr says :

    We do, to lift us above our troubles.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Phil Cooper says :

    What a beautiful post, food for the mind and the eye and the soul, lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jill Kuhn says :

    I thought I saw a hawk or an owl the other day hunting in a near-by field. Amazing birds – love how you created your hawks with monoprinting – very cool! And glad to hear your friend’s health is improving. ❤️

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  8. Evelyn Flint says :

    I love the warm and cool colour combinations you’ve used….

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Janice says :

    The poem, the print, just wonderful … and yes …ever looking for those wings

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