poet Valsa George

Valsa George

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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!

Topic(s) of this poem: Eagle

Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Poem Edited: Monday, January 5, 2015

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!

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/22/2020 2:40:00 AM)

    On March 27th,2014 completion of three hundred poems is definitely a great milestone for you. The title of the poem is well chosen. 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, In concluding stanza you have rightly said....Let us soar like an eagle on wings. A brilliant poem is amazingly shared.10

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (2/8/2020 11:55:00 PM)

    A poem that sings the glory of the mightiest bird. Gives out an inspiring message in the end. Thirty six well written lines on a simple theme. Not an easy job. It calls for top imaginary skill and vocabulary. Congrats Valsa. You have already soared high...10+

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/19/2019 6:16:00 AM)

    Let us soar like an eagle on wings
    And shoot into the sky in spiral rings......brilliant expression dear mam. This is a great poem. thank you for sharing......10++++++

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  • A B Faniki (9/5/2019 12:35:00 PM)

    A beautiful pucture u have painted with words that fit perfectly.Thanks 4 shaing such a great write

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (7/31/2019 12:25:00 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!
    Very beautiful poem...with deep observation

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  • Jane Campion (7/6/2019 10:01:00 PM)

    Nature's flight in the form of an eagle soars. As does this beautiful poem.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (4/11/2019 12:09:00 PM)

    i saw one of these in NC this year. we had a fish fry together.

    bri

    :)

    i KNOW i left a comment earlier.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (3/8/2019 12:31:00 AM)

    Liked the final stanza. Powerful and
    very inspiring lines that fuel us to
    soar and claim our own sky.
    Superbly penned.

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    Valsa GeorgeValsa George(3/8/2019 7:59:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot Rose Marie for your delightful comment! I value your words a lot! Yes, this is one of my favorite poems! The avian king has a rare grace, indeed!

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (3/8/2019 12:28:00 AM)

    The opening line of this wonderful poem drew me to read
    the whole write. The rest of the work has
    been paved with superb imagery and beautiful verses.
    A vivid depiction of the wonderful attributes.of the magnificent Eagle
    and labeled.as the Avian King.

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (2/5/2019 7:44:00 AM)

    I must quote...
    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
    Thanks

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (1/17/2019 1:13:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem strong imagery.....thanks

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair(DPN) (11/28/2018 12:11:00 AM)

    I chose this poem to read as it's caption struck me and to my delight and satisfaction it, certainly, caters enough
    Thank you Valsa, thank you

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (8/14/2018 12:11:00 AM)

    Your 300th poem in PH is a great poem! My pleasure reading it time and again!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (7/16/2018 6:31:00 AM)

    Let us soar like an eagle on wings/And shoot into the sky in spiral rings.....Absolutely brilliant! My great pleasure reading it time and again dear madam!

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (6/7/2018 7:11:00 PM)

    Valsa, a wonderful poem that soars with the eagle. I have read no better.+++10

    Ribert

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  • alan brown (4/13/2018 5:28:00 PM)

    A very descriptive poem of a beautiful bird in flight, no bird is greater than the Eagle Valsa, enjoyed your poem thank you Alan

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  • narayana aghalaya (3/25/2018 8:42:00 PM)

    Lovely poem on the majestic eagle which I see every evening as I go for a walk in the forest campus. Your poem captures the regal eagle, in words! Belated congrats on reaching milestone of 300! You have crossed many more, since then!

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (2/14/2018 5:34:00 AM)

    Let us soar like an eagle on wings
    And shoot into the sky in spiral rings..great insightful poem, beautifully rhyming
    Thanks for sharing

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/22/2017 10:17:00 PM)

    The eagle is rightly perceived as a massive kite enjoying the kiss of passing breeze and amazingly it very quickly disappears into the seamless sky! Then, “Nothing on Earth can give it any diversion”… “The entire sky you have verily conquered”. Finally a precise message in the concluding stanza! …. “Let us soar like an eagle on wings/And shoot into the sky in spiral rings” A great poem! ! Thanks for sharing dear madam.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/22/2017 10:16:00 PM)

    I read this poem not just once but several times, completely absorbed into the piece of composition. I don’t think it could have been expressed in any better ways than what it is in its current form! It’s an ode to eagle! Each stanza carries substance enriched with fascinating description! (Cont..)

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    Valsa GeorgeValsa George(12/23/2017 3:26:00 AM)

    Dillip, you make me enormously happy with your thoughtfully drafted and beautiful comments! Even when there is difficulty in posting longer comments, you have shown the patience to split it up and send! Whenever I read that poem, I too feel a wave of satisfaction! Dillip, your language is beautiful and your critique- excellent! !

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