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, January 05, 2015

Topic of this poem: Eagle


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

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!

Comments about this poem (Eagle On Wings by Valsa George )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,936 Points Ken E Hall (2/19/2015 5:46:00 AM)

    So true a poem of beauty as it is...i live on a lake size canal and often see the ospreys skimming the water and plucking s fish from the water and then off to their nest in view and consume and share the catch with its young,
    magic to see and a magic poem Valsa...regards (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,171 Points Luo Zhihai (2/1/2015 11:28:00 AM)

    I would like to translate this poem into Chinese. Can I? (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,171 Points Luo Zhihai (2/1/2015 11:28:00 AM)

    I would like to translate this poem into Chinese. Can I? (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,171 Points Luo Zhihai (2/1/2015 11:28:00 AM)

    I would like to translate this poem into Chinese. Can I? (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 17,307 Points Valsa George (2/1/2015 10:22:00 PM)

    By all means.... It is my pleasure Luo!

  • Veteran Poet - 1,597 Points Khalid Saifullah (1/31/2015 10:24:00 PM)

    A lovely nice write...........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,379 Points L. E. O. Gibraltar (1/28/2015 8:12:00 AM)

    This is just a great piece like many of your poems which are just great if not a masterpiece. Every stanze of the poem has that georgean style. You truly are a fine poet. I have never commented on so many poems of a poet than I have Valsa. I think very soon, I will be tired of doing so just poking the like and rate buttons which are easier. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,595 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/28/2014 9:54:00 AM)

    Marvelous, and superb, great appreciations. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,957 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 - 22,828 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,096 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 - 674 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

  • Gold Star - 4,859 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

  • Freshman - 621 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,278 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,401 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 - 415 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

  • Gold Star - 10,905 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 - 3,575 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

  • Silver Star - 3,363 Points Rajesh Thankappan (3/30/2014 12:19:00 AM)

    You have very elegantly brought out the eagle in its totality. A soaring poem indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,965 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 ma.am accept my salute as I being a soldier thanks lot 10 (Report) Reply

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