Valsa George

Eagle On Wings

Have you watched an eagle in flight?
On wings flayed, it looks a massive kite
It shoots into the heights with unlabored ease
Enjoying the kiss of passing breeze

Quickly disappearing into the seamless sky
It becomes invisible to every gazing eye
Is there any other bird so awesomely regal
As this avian king in grandeur proverbial?

Over crags and peaks it flies aloft
Displaying many an aerial feat
Soaring, circling, diving and dipping
It springs and sways on wings flapping

With unassailable might, it braves the wind
Pushing aside every obstacle behind
Gliding solitary over the sailing cloud
To which territory it sneaks away from the crowd?

Who can ignore this wonderful sight?
When an eagle elegantly takes off in flight
No other bird can soar to such height
And none can beat it in its might

With an unmatched range of wider vision
How it spots its prey with precision
So intent and focused on its decision
Nothing on Earth can give it any diversion

With sharp talons and a curved beak
And strength enough to subdue the meek
It swoops down over the ones that cower
And preys upon what it wants to devour

Oh bird of grace! You are never fettered
The entire sky you have verily conquered
You enjoy the upward thrust of a storm
And across its current coolly swim

Let us soar like an eagle on wings
And shoot into the sky in spiral rings
Propelling forward to still greater heights
As this dweller of the sky in never failing spirits!

Submitted: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 31, 2014

Topic of this poem: Eagle

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This is my 300th poem. On Poem Hunter where there are many poets with thousands of poems to their credit, this is no achievement. Yet for me, this is a milestone and I am thankful to all my good friends who relentlessly support and back me through their patient reading and kind comments
This poem Eagle On Wings is deliberately chosen for the occasion!
Eagle is a symbol of strength and freedom and is the national bird of the United States. We humans have a lot to emulate from this bird, its ability to shoot into great altitudes, its tenacity, its sharp vision, its focus of purpose, its indefatigable vitality, its care and concern in bringing up the young ones, its tactics in teaching the young ones to fly….. even, its caution in choosing its mate etc… etc.

I humbly invite all of you to read this poem and give your comments!

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  • Bronze Star - 5,150 Points Daniel Brick (8/4/2014 11:49:00 AM)

    Very astute prose comments - worthy of a 300th poem! My take on the EAGLE is (LET'S SAY) complicated because it is the USA National Bird and associated with the military and the use of violence in policy. I can't escape those negative connections. B-U-T it's not the eagle's fault - it is at the top of the food chain, a superb flyer and hunter, the ne plus ultra of birds that coast on air waves with their huge wingspan. O eagle, you are the Master! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,757 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/22/2014 1:48:00 AM)

    When I was a child I was told by my elders that eagles live from 2000 to 3000 years. They are capable of flying thousands of miles. We should not kill the eagles as we might kill an eagle who has seen Muhammad (pbuh) or others like Jesus.
    Your poem is amazingly beautiful. Well wrote Valsa. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,483 Points Anthony Di''anno (4/17/2014 1:31:00 PM)

    Quantity is no substitute for quality therefore it is indeed a fine achievment that you manage to encompass both in your work Valsa. Congratulations on your 300th poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 398 Points Giorgio Veneto (4/5/2014 12:55:00 AM)

    It is a very good poem, Valsa. Congratulations on it. I am adding you to my friends' list. Thank you for the very good work. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,359 Points Savita Tyagi (4/2/2014 2:06:00 PM)

    Three hundred or three thousand, your poems are a treat for us. Enjoyed this lovely poem. Loved the last paragraph. Like that graceful bird you are an inspiration to us. Thank you for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 199 Points Kavya . (4/1/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Congratulations Mam...May your spirit soar as high as the eagles flight and may you reach your 1000 poems milestone soon! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,220 Points Tajudeen Shah (3/31/2014 9:08:00 AM)

    A highly sensible, truthful and authentic versification that reminds many 'immortal minds of the past', like Ted Hughes, who's 'Hawk Roosting', who is found perched on the top of the highest of trees, observing and enjoying the common and low profile things below his domain! I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed. Inaction, no falsifying dream. Between my hooked head and hooked feet: ....
    The Valsa effect of optimism and immense confidence is the mark of the verse. well-said, that too in very much detail, that has still the varied depth of unbounded interpretations. Poesy in her enticing inner spirits. God Bless. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 947 Points Kee Thampi (3/31/2014 3:11:00 AM)

    how nicely wink the wings of love to these birds to, , , , , , , ,
    really we love to be with (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 378 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (3/30/2014 11:26:00 AM)

    This reminded me of the poem - Tiger, tiger burning bright. The eagle represents the flying tiger of the skies. The epitome of dispassion in killing and the exact reverse when it feeds its chicks in the nest. The poem captures it all but I would rather be a dove than share the heart and talons of an eagle. very well written! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,460 Points Soulful Heart (3/30/2014 9:08:00 AM)

    Wow....i sure will join ur wish to soar accross the sky to heights where no eyes can reach from earth.....a regal bird and a poetic achievement none less...... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,419 Points Md Asadullah (3/30/2014 12:23:00 AM)

    Quantity matters but quality matters the most and let me tell you are not short of it. A brown kite daily sleeps above my head on window of my bedroom and the feeling is just awesome. Whenever I wake up at night I observe it by going very close, I feel its raw brute force, Its presence is a delight. You have chosen the correct poem for this poetic milestone. The poem is full of positivity and it shows your determination not to stop here but reach even greater heights. I love to read and write rhyming poems and so this rhyming poem is all the more attractive to me. Each paragraph shows how keenly you observe minutest things. Each paragraph is little jewel but the one which caught my attention the most is: - -
    With sharp talons and a curved beak
    And strength enough to subdue the meek
    It swoops down over the ones that cower
    And preys upon what it wants to devour

    It is bit nefarious on my part to select this one, but this is raw truth, You deserve nothing less than 10 for this one, I pray and wish very soon you reach 500 mark. kind regards - Md.Asadullah :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,367 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/29/2014 8:45:00 PM)

    eagle on wing is a beautiful poem by hon. poetess Valsa and she brought the positive aspect of flying eagle as a part of divine providence to bring up new comers the eaglets, words and symbol choosen by the poetess is superb in praise of eagle that is the attributed one quite fascinating on the ground of reality\Quickly disappearing into the seamless sky
    It becomes invisible to every gazing eye
    Is there any other bird so awesomely regal
    As this avian king in grandeur proverbial?
    Valsa accept my salute as I being a soldier thanks lot 10 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,319 Points Lyn Paul (3/29/2014 5:54:00 PM)

    The power of The Eagle on Wings is not flying for promotion, just flying to feed and support its young. Beautifully written Valsa. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,016 Points Noreen Carden (3/29/2014 10:18:00 AM)

    Wow Valsa 300 poems I will never catch up to that. This poem is a wonderful description of an eagle in flight
    Congratulations on your achievement and on all your wonderful poems. God Bless you dear Valsa (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,505 Points Dinesh Nair (3/28/2014 10:31:00 PM)

    The life of the Eagle is reportedly very strenuous after it crosses half its lifespan.The bird struggles to make a way ahead in the second phase of its life. But you have taken the better part and have written this poem quite interestingly. The Eagle is an inspiration for the sulking and plodding lots. Madam, your THREE HUNDREDTH poem is a promise that your surging spirit will ever sour high like the Eagle that has no phase of strains ever. A wonderful thought has sprouted here to grow into a concept strong with its tough trunk and branches many.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,822 Points Bri Edwards (3/28/2014 6:52:00 PM)

    honestly, i HAD NOT read Nika's comment before i wrote my first comment (below) and wrote something almost identical about one stanza and sadistic. honest! another word-coincidence for me. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,822 Points Bri Edwards (3/28/2014 6:49:00 PM)

    i wish the u.s. federal government had as good luck raising its young as eagles (sometimes) have. i live in the u.s. i've heard that one of our founding fathers, ben franklin, once proposed making the wild turkey the 'american bird'. now the turkey is famous in this country for being eaten by many families during our holiday of thanksgiving..............with mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie (better with ice cream or whipped cream on top) . yummy. i'm making myself hunger for more food! he

    valsa, so far this is my favorite stanza:

    With sharp talons and a curved beak
    And strength enough to subdue the meek
    It swoops down over the ones that cower
    And preys upon what it wants to devour

    ..............great! i must have been an eagle in my past life. i even laughed a bit, out loud even! , at the last line; i must have a sadistic bone in me. : ( ?

    i also especially enjoyed Let us soar like an eagle on wings
    And shoot into the sky in spiral rings ..........................very playful! thanks for sharing, ms.300. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,739 Points Hazel Durham (3/28/2014 5:27:00 PM)

    Congratulations Valsa and thank you for inviting me to read your 300th poem. It is beautifully written with vivid visual details and the power and beauty of the eagle is brilliantly expressed! (Report) Reply

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