The Claws That Catch

20 January 2011 4 Comments Home » Birds

The long claw of the law gets attention
in a furious clashing of limbs,
a fugitive hotshot is his own worst enemy
as luck takes a turn for the worse.

The Claws That Catch

Sparrow | Passer domesticus


  • Diane said:

    Clash of claws? or one last touch before flight?

    HOW DO YOU GET SUCH AWESOME MOMENTS CAPTURED??!!! Either or, it’s still an amazing shot.

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane, I’m always looking for moments like this.

  • Pete Rogan said:

    Conflict, or compassion?
    A pull to disrupt balance, a warning?
    A threat known but not seen, a companion saved uncomprehending?
    A parry, a collision averted, an error, this touch?
    Knowledge will never come; the moment of contact
    Dissolves in the air.

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