Morning Meditation: Of Tom and Hawks

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A red-winged hawk is circling”
Tom Petty 1950-2017

He glides towards me
face to face at eye level
on my morning walk, swoops
into an old magnolia. He settles
his feathers and returns my gaze,
eyes shining a message of light
and life. l smile,thinking of Apollo,
music,and a golden-haired man learning to fly.

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Sources: Tom Petty on writing “You and I Will Meet Again” 

Video of “You and I Will Meet Again”.

Hawks in mythology and folklore.

Photo via Pinterest. I tried to trace the source but was unsuccessful. 


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