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The eagle - poem about birds

Updated on April 11, 2012

The eagle - poem about birds

The Eagle is a poem about this magnificent bird that never ceases to amaze me. I get to watch the spotted India Eagle from my little garden, the way they glide and swoop sets them in a class apart. They are so singular in nature, the pigeons are always flapping and noisy while these elegant eagles seem to do what they do, with style and grace. They seem to be masters of the sky, ruling and reigning over them, with no one to contend. This bird reminds me of the free spirit of man that is un-tamable and indomitable. In my own way I am like one of these, indomitable in spirit.. nothing pulls me down or beats me down...my resilience is my greatest strength. I would love to glide like an eagle someday... it would be good to take a peek Earthward!


The eagle wikipedia/commons
The eagle wikipedia/commons

The eagle



I watch you glide,
and soar high in the air,
heart filled with pride,
and not a care!
No flapping and flailing,
just grace in flight,
smartly sailing,
against the skylight!


With your sharp vision
you spy your prey,
swoop down with a mission
and speed away!
With talons strong,
you hold on,
until you are ready,
to rip your booty!

With the strength of your beak,
you tear up the meek,
with the power of your wings,
you cast your spell on earthlings!
Merciless predator,
Elegant dazzler,
Indomitable despot,
magnificent free spirit!


The skies belong to you,
reign on without end,
rule and subdue,
there is none to contend!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Raci, thank you...Have a blessed day!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      wow, magnificent...you captured well the might of an eagle...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Rosemay, Good to see you again. Thanks for stopping by and telling me how you felt. Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Audrey, Aren't Eagles inspiring? Watching them always lifts my spirits. Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment. Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      AE, I like that soaring comment.Thank you. Have a blessed day! Peace!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Haikutwinkle, Now you have another one....:) Hope you will find your friend's poem... :) Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      The eagle,,, king of the skies, you captured this so well with your powerful words. Well done

      Up and awesome

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I love the strength and majesty of these birds---and you captured that so well in this piece!! Beautiful job!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very beautiful! Your flight of the Eagle soars...

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      haikutwinkle 5 years ago

      I once knew of a beautiful poetry about 'an eagle' but for some reasons I could no longer view it....

      It was a very beautiful poem by my friend...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Debbie, I understand how you feel...those birds are not meant to be tamed and maimed and exhibited... Thank you for stopping by to comment. Thanks for the comment. Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Frank, thanks for the awesome comment:) Thanks for the comment. Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Billybuc, Indian spotted eagles are what we get to see most of the time. Here is a link to this from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Spotted_Eagle. We do not have the bald eagles here.. Thanks for the comment. Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love Eagles too.. When there is an exhibit with Eagles although they are so beautiful ..i feel so bad for them not being able to fly.

      Your poem is beautiful

      I voted up and awesome

      Debbie

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      shim-dawn majestic words for a majestic bird up and awesome!!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Truly I had never heard of the Spotted India Eagle. We have quite a few bald eagles in our part of the country and they are amazing creatures and I never grow tired of watching them. Great hub, beautiful poem.