From the rooftop I sit and watch

The lazy circling of a hawk.

I watch—almost hypnotized

Unguarded from insidious lies.


Drawn into his enchanting beauty

As death dictates his dangerous duty.


Evil comes in disguise

Relaxed beauty in the skies.


I have searched for the blogger who began this prompt “From the Rooftop,” but I cannot find her/him.  Sorry not be giving credit.



About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to THE CIRCLING HAWK

  1. dawnlizjones says:

    I really do love raptor birds–eagles, owls, etc. We see many red-tailed hawks when we’re on the road in this area.

  2. Salvageable says:

    In our last house, my family and I enjoyed sitting out on the porch on a summer evening, watching the turkey vultures circling the neighborhood. J.

  3. shoreacres says:

    Here, it’s the pelicans that provide the show — except during the raptor migrations. There often are so many that they show up on radar — too bad our human radar can’t pick up the predators so easily!

    Of course, when I hear “hawk” and “lazy circles” you know what song I’ll be singing in about two seconds flat. One of the best ever, and great for singing on any trip across the Indian Nation Turnpike.

  4. oneta hayes says:

    “sit alone and talk and watch the hawk making lazy circles in the sky….And the land we belong to is grand,” I wonder how much of my subconscious made that connection. I didn’t recognize it until you point it out.

  5. The harsh reality of life is captured in beautiful, compelling words. Danger really comes in enthralling disguise.

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