by Sweet Fragility   Aug 15, 2007

Inspired by the book "Hawksong," by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.

Invoke the air's seductive melody --
Listen to the beautiful, rising notes.
A lullaby soothes her patchwork heart,
The change begins to its sacred song.

The exchange of human vulnerability
For feathers of down and plumage
Has become her escape from reality.
Soft crunch of spine brings nonchalance,
Change to hollow bone brings tranquility.
Her grief and strife quickly forgotten --
As she is cloaked with newfound freedom.

The change ends to a wondrous hawksong --
Spread powerful, golden brown wings,
To feel the hidden glory of flight
And the sweet release from humanity.

Copyright (c) Sweet Fragility


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  • 10 years ago

    by Tammie

    I think this would be better understood if you've read the book, but it is still a unique, wonderfully penned poem, portraying a good storyline. I like the form of this, and the vocab again is just so natural. Well done. 5/5 Yet again.


  • 10 years ago

    by Italian Stallion

    Loved your choice of wording, great write. The flow was good as well as the structure, keep it up.

    Peace, Joe

  • 10 years ago

    by mnemosyne

    Wow! This is impressive. A truly brilliant work. The musical rhythm it held was just perfect. I am really at a loss of what to say! That never happens to me. Haha. Nicely penned. Keep it up!

    Take Care,

  • 10 years ago

    by Marc Ortiz

    Oh wow I'm really impressed. This is a very beautiful piece m'dear. You really deserve a 5/5 in this poem, well done. I think every line is perfect. The word choice is amazing.

    Keep up the good work.

  • 10 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    You have mastered the art of free verse