Poetry of Love, Resistance, & Solidarity

138. Little Hawk

Little Hawk

There was a man once

called Swoop of a Bird.

I am not the only one

who has flown to your

dance with air

urgent song lifting those

lowdown roadside clouds.

The eye that sees

weeps a dark comma

and swiftly goes.

You have been sweeter

than I deserved.

— Harley Elliott

Harley Elliott’s books of poetry include Animals That Stand In Dreams and Darkness at Each Elbow, both available from Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, New York’ and The Monkey of Mulberry Pass and Loading the Stone, both from Woodley Press, Topeka, Kansas.

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Comments on: "138. Little Hawk" (1)

  1. Rick Nichols said:

    I love the line “The eye that sees weeps a dark comma and swiftly goes,” but then perhaps I’m reading too much into it.

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