Screaming Eagle Falling Fire Dive

Willows shift to the clatter of a traveling caravan,
all blocks non-existent to a single focus gaze.

Screaming eagle falling fire dive rends idle clouds, dead
rat trails scattered runs. Slow wind drags red dust skyward.

Fukugawa Susaki and Jûmantsubo (Eagle Over Susaki, Fukagawa), by Hiroshige


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A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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18 Responses to Screaming Eagle Falling Fire Dive

  1. claudia says:

    what a majestic pic and so much of the energy captured in your words as well..

  2. kelly says:

    perfect. i could read it aloud again and again.

  3. wolfsrosebud says:

    so much from a single picture

  4. Alex Dissing says:

    Short, compact, yet descriptive as hell.

  5. Tony says:

    I really enjoyed the contrast between the eagle’s furious dive and the slow wind – brilliant change of pace.

  6. so much power and intensity!

  7. brian miller says:

    superb again in you imagery…you bring it together to make a really nice scene…

  8. Those rats had better run! I live in an area where raptors soar daily. The dance between them and prey fascinates and captivates, as does your poem.

  9. I can see the rest dust rising. A very intense poem. I like the way you worded it a lot.

  10. ManicDdaily says:

    Very cool. But I am glad that they are dead/rat trails. (As a New Yorker.) k.

  11. I love the way you’ve put your words together, a poem to be read aloud.

  12. myrthryn says:

    I love the energy in your poems..make one want to race through before the meaning sinks in.

  13. danadampier says:

    Wow… I love your poem and the picture! So much beautiful imagery!

  14. Kelvin S.M. says:

    …you captured a scene in very subtle & intense way…i enjoyed it…a japanese like verse, just saying…smiles..

  15. Kelvin S.M. says:

    …You set a scene that are both intense and visible…a picturesque… a quite tale of survival in two perspectives…great shorty…smiles…

  16. Beth Winter says:

    Love the wind dragging dust skyward as if the dust were reluctant. Lovely

  17. zongrik says:

    i like this line -> Screaming eagle falling fire sounds like the name of a martial arts movie

  18. A short poem and impact, a job well done.

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