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Eulogy for a falcon

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My falcon is laid in earth-

an astral tear he will arrive
when the moon and the angel's
eye are aligned at Heaven's
keyhole, the four seasons will
have their hoods removed and
retrace the falcon's trajectories
where they will collect my disparate
pages of sin.
 
When my falcon was alive briefly on
stage I was a king-in a dream he returned
with the moon in his claws passing over 
crumbling watchtowers. Tips of two arrows
meet, eventually a grieving falconer will complete
his final gyre to be reunited with a bird as it dreams
about the moon drowning in fire.

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Tinker
7 hours ago, eclipse said:
when the moon and the angel's
eye are aligned at Heaven's
keyhole,

Imagery, imagery, imagery,    

 

7 hours ago, eclipse said:
the four seasons will
have their hoods removed

 

7 hours ago, eclipse said:
he returned
with the moon in his claws passing over 
crumbling watchtowers.

The master!

~~Tink


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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tonyv

Image-rich, as always, with delightful vocabulary. I like how the narrator has taken possession and speaks of the bird as "his" falcon --

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My falcon is laid in earth ... When my falcon was alive ...

-- and of course, I take it literally. I picture a companion animal.

I like the use of trajectory. Usually when I see that word used it's during a duscussion about a projectile e.g. a bullet, an arrow, etc., and I love its application here. Nice work, as always, Barry.

Tony


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