The Huntress

March 31, 2012
By Kathryn Berzas BRONZE, La Crescenta, California
Kathryn Berzas BRONZE, La Crescenta, California
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Soaring on widespread wings,
Tawny feathers spinning from the sky,
A majestic huntress,
Loops above.

She blinks,
A movement catching her amber eye,
Spiraling down,
The ruler of the clouds closes in.

Talons sharp,
Dig into the ground,
A mere moment too late,
For the flash of brown scurrying away.

A fearsome shriek,
Of anger and frustration,
Rings through the sky,
As the hawk circles the sun once more.

The author's comments:
There are a lot of birds around my school that like to nest in the oaks. I was watching a red-tailed hawk go after something on the ground, and the way she dove captivated me. I wanted to write something as beautiful as that hawk.

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