[caption id="attachment_6472" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="White phase Grey Goshawk. Pic: Ian Montgomery. http://www.birdway.com.au/index.htm"]
This is a guest poem by the Australian poet Robert Adamson.
A few days ago I posted a link on Facebook to a short piece in the Herald Sun
about the tragic death of the rarest of Australia's raptors, the White-phase Grey Goshawk, in the Victorian city of Bendigo. This is Robert's wonderful tribute to that bird - written in prescience perhaps long ago but unchanged but for the last line. See below for the Herald-Sun
Robert says of his poem:
"I wrote the poem 'Goshawk Over Broken Bay
' forty years ago (would you believe?) and it sadly turned out to be a kind of prophecy. I slightly changed the final line for the memory of the rare white goshawk that was shot recently."
Goshawk over Broken Bay