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NaPoWriMo :Day 24 – The Flight of the Kite

And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always)! Taking a cue from Bishop, I’d like to challenge you today to write a poem about an animal. If you’d like to take a look at some other poems for inspiration, you might like James Dickey’s “The Dusk of Horses,” or Tennyson’s “The Eagle.”

Well, since I do not have a pet, the best topic to write about was something that I see from all windows of my home, every single day. I cannot but watch it in awe. The moments of mesmerizing silence, are filled with utmost reverence for creation and the creator.

The Kite


Drifting in open skies,

Soaring, circling, gliding

I watch entranced

The sheer power, the elegance

of those mighty angled wings

and a flick of its forked tail

A straight course and a sharp turn

Covering the canvas of a sky

Focused, unwavering,

mean, beady eyes

Surveys the earth below



I follow its flight from my window

fascinated, enraptured

At the majestic grandeur

And in a heartbeat

it dives,  in a dash-

two hundred feet to the ground

A scurrying rat caught

in its track;

or a scampering squirrel


I speculate; I cannot see


Then, I see it again

as it soars

A slithering snake

hissing, in its black claws

A flash-

And its gone;

With the catch

To its nest; on a  faraway tree,

where awaits a baby kite


for the evening meal.


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7 comments on “NaPoWriMo :Day 24 – The Flight of the Kite

  1. I love that line about covering the canvas of the sky. I can feel the soar of the kite through your words and the determination of the hunt.


    • I read the poem again. Your comments make me want to read my poem again. You make each poem sound so special. It’s very kind of you. Thank you Andrea

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