One Single Impression: Kite

From June 29, 2012
From June 29, 2012
I step out for the third time today,
And there on her nest yet again
Is the osprey who leaves that nest
Every time I walk by.

She is not new to this world.

She stakes her life
And her future
On watching me from every angle.

I'm sure she could kill me and would
For the young in her nest
If I made a move she didn't like,
Even if I were a perfect innocent.

I love her for it:
Nothing could make her forget
Why she might kill me--
Not even my walking by
Every day,

A perfect innocent.

One Single Impression


  1. A perfect ode to the perfect madonna.

  2. Anonymous11:23 AM

    beautiful intense feelings...nice images !!

  3. What a wonderful thing, great captures sandy.

  4. loved your thoughts and words on the osprey.

  5. Beautiful and haunting! I love it!

  6. watch your step, sounds scary!

  7. Beautiful, I'd hate for an Osprey mother to get after me.

  8. What a nice Momma. I am sure she knows you love her.

  9. Great depth and I love that last line.

  10. Sandy, I love your Osprey poem. They are awesome birds to watch. It is cool to see their young. Have a great week and a Happy 4th of July.

  11. Beautiful, you summarized so eloquently why I love nature; despite her dark side, she is a perfect innocence...

  12. This is deep and edgy with a hint of danger. Nature can show many sides but you have to appreciate them all. Nicely written Sandy.

  13. Hi Sandy ~~ Thanks to you I am learning more and more about the osprey. I am glad you could be near one. I am not sure we have them in Texas, for sure I don't know that I have seen one.

    What I did know:
    They eat fish they take from the water; and
    God called them unclean as he listed the unclean animals and birds in Dueteronomy 14:11-18
    11 You may eat any clean bird.
    12 But these you may not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture,
    13 the red kite, the black kite, any kind of falcon,
    14 any kind of raven,
    15 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk,
    16 the little owl, the great owl, the white owl,
    17 the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant,
    18 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.


  14. Primal, fierce, true. Winged and metred, not so very different these two. A confluence of innocents.


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