Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Widening Gyre

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. 
. . - William Butler Yeats


Karen Carroll said...

The photo of the peregrine shows a scarred tissue and likely a frozen carpal wing injury from a fracture that cannot be fully extended. A common collision injury for all birds of prey. More often the left rather than the right wing is injured when birds are crossing in front of traffic from the right shoulder of the road.

PBurns said...

Saw the broken edge, but did not piece it together as a broken bird. Live and learn! THANKS!

SecondThoughtsOptional said...

Were this bird wild (or were it to be lost), what would its chances be?