Sunday, March 28, 2010

O, osprey!


by Kay Ryan

Book I

The great taloned osprey
nests in Scotland.
Her nest's the biggest
thing around, a spiked basket
with hungry ugly osprey offspring
in it. For months she sits on it.
He fishes, riding four-pound salmon
home like rockets. They get
all the way there before they die,
so muscular and brilliant
swimming through the sky.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Such a sad sardonic story for the salmon! The osprey are so beautiful and horrible. Interesting.