Terry Dawson

Silver Star - 3,062 Points (1955 / Harare, Zimbabwe.)

A Poem For An Eagle - Poem by Terry Dawson

Wildest of all the wild things
Is the king of the hunting birds.
Wild-one that to the wilderness clings
Where the olden ways are preferred.

When mankind comes and with him brings
His dogs and flocks and herds,
A disquiet comes upon this king
As though misstep's occurred...
And at such coming spread his wings
For wilds undisturbed.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is about the great Martial Eagle of Africa that because of its extreme shyness of civilization is now absent from much of it's former range. Sad that this most noble of all the birds is so seldom seen now.

Comments about A Poem For An Eagle by Terry Dawson

  • (1/18/2016 3:34:00 PM)


    I love this remarable poem.The eagle is America's national symbol and I greatly appreciate this beautiful
    ode to that majestic bird
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, April 8, 2016


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