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Mary Taitt
I work in the city, and every day during my lunch hour I go for a walk. So Iíve sort of formed a bond with pigeons. Not because I feed them, but because I find them so beautiful.

Once I wrote a whole series of pigeon poems, and people actually got angry at me. They were angry because I was writing about something that seemed so trivial to them. But I find beauty in most everything, including pigeons.

After a while, I discovered there were peregrine falcons living on the tops of buildings, and they were eating the pigeons. So I actually saw a scene like the one that I wrote about. It was on this dark, ominous day. And it was thrilling to see it, especially under such exciting weather conditions.

Under tumbled black
Liquid pigeons pour through sky
Chased by peregrine.

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