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King of the Sky

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King of the Sky

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O bird of noble mien,

King of the sky,

Fierce of beak

And strong of wing,

Pounds the very air

Into sweet surrender.

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Images: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Live video streaming can also be viewed at the above link.

©DGA 08 December 2011 06:11

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

38 thoughts on “King of the Sky

  1. Just lovely! I too absolutely adore animals. Particularly dogs, birds and elephants. And, yes, they make much better company than humans!

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  2. He certainly is King of the sky!

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  3. Regal, is all that need be said..Nice work Denise.

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  4. Awesome ending 🙂 Wondrous bird who deserves a poem or two.

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  5. Looking like a King indeed!

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  6. Every year we hike to the cliffs where an eagle observation post (telescope) is set up. I’ve really grown fond of the female. She frequently ignores her younger male consorts for the slackers they sometimes are. This is a great shot. Thanks

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    • I watched them on the link (supplied) a couple of months ago and it was wonderful seeing how they each took turns on the eggs and hunting to return to feed each other, then the chicks after they had hatched. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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  7. Oh Denise! He takes my breath away – I love him, and the poem

    John

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    • Isn’t he absolutely beautiful, John. If you are able, it is well worth watching the live feed on the link below the poem. I am so glad you enjoyed this.

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  8. The power of this great flyer; bends the wind to its will

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  9. beautiful words for a beautiful bird

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  10. pounds the air in sweet surrender…great line…they have such majesty…met one once that was being rehabilitated and used to take lunch and hike out to where they were working with him to regain his strength…

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  11. Noble mein – betterfor him than chicken chou mein in this case.

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  12. Nice characterization – I love eagles… but then I remember how they almost decimated the great blue heron population here in a single spring…

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  13. Love this:

    Pounds the very air
    Into sweet surrender.

    Delicious, Denise

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  14. One of the most riveting memories of my life is of sitting in a canoe on a river in Wisconsin and having one of those birds fly a few feet above me. Your poem captures the rhythmic bass sound the wing span beat in my chest. The force of it ruffled my hair. Lovely writing, Denise.

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  15. Very regal and filled with grace.

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  16. A magnificent poem, Adee. Gives me goosebumps. Such fantastic birds to watch in flight.

    You might also be interested in this clip of the Eagle Owl on Julie’s bird blog

    http://jmgoyder.com/2011/12/05/the-eagle-owl/

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    • Thank you, Bb. They are indeed and their power and wingspan only makes us feel dwarfed in comparison…

      Thank you so much for the link. It is wonderful! 😀

      We had a pair of Eagle Owls breeding on our office building. They raised the chicks, and just before they were old enough to start to fly, some workers nearby stoned them all to death over the weekend. Apparently it is strongly believed by our indigenous people that owls bring bad luck! 😦

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  17. Succinct! I like the fancy.

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  18. I watched some eagles this time last year, enchanted at how they lived and captivated by their sounds. Thank you for this rather lovely reminder, Denise. Time to begin watching once more.

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  19. Poetry is so dear because it has something common with birds… flight… And ultimately subjugates the same field with elegance.
    Denise, I liked the last two lines… they are the hope… they are the inspiration.

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    • Sunamu, I haven’t ever considered that, but you are quite right. It is a flight of the mind… The last two lines are also my favourites, probably because i began writing with them and they are the basis of the whole poem. Thank you, Sunamu.

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