Nature, Red in Tooth & Claw

This drama took place in the garden outside our lounge window. The Sparrow Hawk predates on a small Dunnock. The images are brutal; nature can be brutal.
Who trusted God was love indeed
And love Creation’s final law –
Tho’ nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shrieked against the creed.
from: In Memoriam
by: Alfred Lord Tennyson