Valsa George

Eagle On Wings - Poem by Valsa George

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!

Topic(s) of this poem: Eagle

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 Eagle On Wings by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 11,847 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (9/23/2015 7:16:00 AM)

    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! the final verses conclude very well your wonderful poem on the flight of an eagle with a definite purpose. you are like that Valsa. thank you very much (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,862 Points Loke Kok Yee (9/20/2015 12:39:00 PM)

    we support you 'cause you give us inspiration,
    not for nothing you are my favorite poet.-10 (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 37,022 Points Valsa George (9/21/2015 3:55:00 AM)

    Loke, you have made my day! Thank you so much!

  • Bronze Star - 2,612 Points Elena Sandu (9/13/2015 5:52:00 AM)

    What a great poem I love it! Congratulations for the 300th and good luck to many, many more! Yes, yes! I watch the eagles sometimes, never miss the oportunity of folowing them and maybe trying to feel as one with the flying eagle. A greatest pleasure to seem them moving with such an ease with grace, love how at slow speed would fly as natural as we take a breath, playing in a thermal, would spin and take height, oh, I love so much to watch that. Thank you dear loving friend for writing and sharing such a wonderful poem, Congratulations again! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,612 Points Melvina Germain (8/4/2015 12:13:00 AM)

    Such great imagery and the Eagle is one of my favorite birds, so elegant and beautiful and such great hunters. You gave the Eagle a marvelous tribute in your delightful description..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Rajagopalan Kumar (6/3/2015 6:09:00 AM)

    Good descriptive language of nature... Keep writing.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,354 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/11/2015 8:34:00 AM)

    You have got a great eye for details and are a sharp observer. The details you have gleaned about the eagle are astounding. (10) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 34,209 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (4/6/2015 6:25:00 PM)

    Eagle flies widening wings and with broad vision. Wonderful poem envisioned and shared really. Nice venture in poem shared. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,834 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

  • Gold Star - 17,068 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 - 17,068 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 - 17,068 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 - 37,022 Points Valsa George (2/1/2015 10:22:00 PM)

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

  • Silver Star - 3,117 Points Khalid Saifullah (1/31/2015 10:24:00 PM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,422 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 - 38,730 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/28/2014 9:54:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 17,405 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 - 43,996 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 - 2,781 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,855 Points Georgios Venetopoulos (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 - 10,296 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

  • Silver Star - 3,225 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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 5, 2015

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