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Melvina Germain

(April 5/1945 / Sydney, Nova Scotia)

((***)) Eye of an Eagle (Tanka poem)

Breathtaking Eagle
Soars high in the cloudy sky
Eyes peering downward
Tis beginning of winter
Hunting for food to survive

Written: Nov.28/06

Submitted: Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Edited: Monday, November 29, 2010

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  • Erhard Hans Josef Lang (6/19/2008 12:32:00 AM)

    ...which likewise bespeaks 'the will in the animal'. After the sad fate of the icebears in Iceland I felt I had to re-write this poem of mine, so that it would carry a yet stronger message. I love this eagle poem of yours! (Report) Reply

  • Cyclopseven R (6/9/2007 12:06:00 PM)

    Change of season, divinely laid. Nature has its own way of telling about the changes to occur. If all can see that changes like you, what a fantastic world this earth will be. Wonderful Mel. (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (4/29/2007 6:55:00 AM)

    I love Eagles too. Just imagine being up their looking down yourself with an eagles eye, must be better than being in outer space. Lovely poem again. Come to Africa and I will show you the Bataleur, that flies like a Kite, the most beautiful of Eagles-french to. (Report) Reply

  • Elysabeth Faslund (4/23/2007 10:06:00 AM)

    Tanka! Hats off. Have you tried to publish in 'Modern Haiku' yet? Many good journals around for the serious Tanka, Renga, Haiku, and on, writer. (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (2/7/2007 5:04:00 AM)

    Melvina, another lovely poem. Although I've never actually seen an eagle in the wild. I can see with my imagination what it might be like through this poem. I loved it. Thanks for sharing it.
    David (Report) Reply

  • Reinalie Jorolan (11/29/2006 1:02:00 AM)

    I love this one too, especially that the eagle is our national bird (philippines) .
    I admire the imagery that your tanka created-its fascinating. Hope to be reading more.

    Hugs and love,
    rain (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (11/28/2006 10:42:00 PM)

    Soars high in the cloudy sky
    Eyes peering downward
    Tis beginning of winter
    Hunting for food to survive

    festive in a new poem it a magical... (Report) Reply

  • Diane Violet (11/28/2006 10:22:00 PM)

    Very nice poem Melvina, I love watching the eagles and falcons we have quite a few along our coastline (at the beach :) ) . All the best, Diane (Report) Reply

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