Posts in Category: Eagle

Eagle Pair


The Eagles sit
at the bend of the Mousam,
at the end of the rapids,
just where the ice closes in.

I sort my feelings,
such a complex
of patriotism
and knowledge of
the nature of the bird…
of awe of the predator,
and awareness of the scavenger…

It is complicated…
not the Eagle itself,
singular and self-sufficient,
full of pure eagleness…
but all the stuff we have
piled on the image of the bird.

I breathe it all out,
breathe in the essence
of Eagle sitting at the ice edge…

take my shot
and hope to catch
only eagleness.