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In springtime skies

The battles arise…

Little and big birds’

Predation disturbed,

Hear how that smaller bird cries!

Soon hawks will swoop down on pigeons,

Who’ll have little left but smidgens…

Of feathers and bone,

All the rest taken home

To fledgling hawks gaining inches.


–Jonathan Caswell






Up in a tree as I drive along,

I see a watchful hawk…

Looking around the busy highway

With a road-kill restaurant gawk.

He/She is the second generation of hawks

I’ve seen on this highway…

A larger one patrolled for years,

This stretch for its prey.

I recently changed my route to work

But when I go back to that way…

I see a hawk watchful for food,

That got in a vehicle’s way!

–Jonathan Caswell