American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Photo © Matthew Pendleton/Macaulay Library
Courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Instead of poisons, predators
Whenever orchard pest occurs,
They are the evidence of One,
Creative deep phenomenon

The owl hunting and the kestrel
Creatures untaught beautiful
Porcelains of flesh alive
Specks and streaks to fly and thrive

And you and I of this also?
How would we sense, how would we know?
When love and charity become
The beauty of the soul in some

Of sacrifice and spirit gift
Which also like the wing can lift