Poems by Robert Carr

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Hawk

by Robert Carr

From Canary Winter 2015-16

Bob is a longtime resident of the Mystic River watershed and migrates between the Mystic in Massachusetts and the Cobbossee Watershed in Maine. He writes along the banks of the Winthrop Lakes - Maranacook, Annabessacook, and Cobbosseecontee.

A blood-traced
feather bib
blends on a branch
of snow bent
hemlock
below the golden
butcher
of his hook. 
He is pure yank
sabre eyed.
A young raccoon
is thrown across
his January perch –
the hawk cocky
as a bar stool drunk
with a Bowie.




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