Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Golden Eagle....[Eagles: Hunting and Caring for young]


A Golden Eagle stands tall upon its perch,
with keen eyes, for its next victim to search.
Suddenly it spreads wings, is off with a lurch,
sweeping low o'er groves of aspen and birch.

A jackrabbit stirs near a clump of brush.
Silently toward it the eagle does rush.
The rabbit's life-ending cry breaks the hush.
Too late! The eagle, its backbones does crush.

With rabbit in tow it flies to its nest
where its chick gobbles warm handouts with zest.
With its mate the parent shares all the rest,
preparing themselves for the next hunting quest.

(Dec.2006; revised Dec.2012)

Submitted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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i think i saw a golden eagle out West in my teens. almost 50 years later i saw my second one while visiting yellowstone park.

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  • Valsa George (3/21/2014 11:27:00 AM)

    This simple and beautiful poem is an illustration of how an eagle swoops on its prey and catches it skilfully! The interesting thing is he shares it with his fledglings and mate... Something to be emulated by all especially by those(?) who forget the rest at the sight of food! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

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