General Poetry posted October 13, 2017

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Night of the Hunter

by June Sargent

Joseph's Star Contest Winner 
stars twinkling
harvest moon rises
whippoorwill casting shadow
dark wings soar swiftly through air
hungry eyes searching
insects flee

Writing Prompt
This poem has no rhyme, and is written according to syllable counts. Syllables are 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, and 1. The poem may be written on any subject, be center aligned, has no stanza limit, and should have complete statements in each line.

Joseph's Star
Contest Winner

Whippoorwills are common in the Eastern part of the United States. They are known for their endless chanting at dusk and dawn. And on moonlit nights they perch in the trees and swoop down now and then to scoop up insects with their large mouths.
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