Vulture — A Poem

Veering across my path,

Created with Nokia Smart Cam

“Vulture” — C.Birde

unexpected as a sudden Summer storm —

Nehkbet,

trailing feathered cloak

of doubt and shadow.

Limbs outstretched in graceful curve,

in embrace of light and life,

she swallows both with grave mercy.

I shiver beneath her passage,

but pass, she does —

winging onward and off

to guide aloft

another restless soul.

— C.Birde

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4 thoughts on “Vulture — A Poem

  1. I love the elegant shorthand notes as much as the actual poem! For another great vulture poem, check out “Under the Vulture-Tree” by David Bottoms (found on Poetry Out Loud). These birds make for good inspiration!

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  2. Thank you, as always, for your generous appreciation and comments — and I do so like David Bottoms’ “Under the Vulture-Tree”! Maybe the vultures will get some respect! 🙂

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  3. Very nice. Vultures are fascinating to see in the air. And they seem to be big chickens on the ground – they run/fly away at any passer-by. They are an elegant animal with a necessary but unpleasant task in life. It would not be a pleasant world without them.

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