Friday, November 13, 2009

Be Still


Be still my heart.
I do love watching hawks soar in the sky. 
I suppose they like watching me too.
Have I told you my story about the cruelty of nature?
Outside my kitchen window.
The most high pitched, piercing cries.
A hawk had attacked a downy woodpecker.
and suddenly flew away with it caged in its talons.
Screaming into the distance.
My heart was racing.

9 comments:

Kendra Zvonik said...

how amazing to be witness to that event! your story sent my heart racing too. beautiful picture accompanying the tale of cruelty eased the blow.

hey holly- i am trying to make pulp from some hemp fibers and am having a really hard time breaking them down. tried cooking w/soda ash. any suggestions?
thanks.

holly aka golly said...

Kendra, Thanks for stopping by! It was a shocking event. Let me think about what might be happening with the pulp fibers and I will write to you shortly.

pRiyA said...

i can't take my eyes off this picture. it's beautiful.
chilling story.

Louise said...

literally 'nature red in tooth and claw', I suppose! beautiful drawing x

caroline/oh chalet! said...

you do have a way with creating a mood, :). and the bird is gorgeous.

sara said...

How fortunate to stumble upon your blog while absentmindedly hitting the blogspot "next" button. Your work pulls me in--it's great. If you have any interest in beginning gardening, I've just started working on my own blog, at www.hortusurbanus.blogspot.com, out in seattle. take care!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

what a beautiful way of drawing and expressing. -Jayne

Meen said...

I love your drawings & paintings...especially the birds series. Beautiful.

ArtPropelled said...

Your paintings are exquisite!