The Eagle Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Eagle

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He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

The Eagle
Ramesh T A 04 June 2012

Bird's eye view is indeed sharp to plunge sharp to catch a prey accurately! Nicely depicted!

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zip zap 02 March 2005

I love this poem. It is so hard to find good poems with a rhyming scheme such as this.

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Oludipe Oyin Samuel 04 June 2012

Cool, mind- tingling

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Quentin D C 16 June 2022

I learnt this as a child and can recite it today, at almost 82, exactly as it should be read!

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Rachel chamness 01 July 2022

I am 85 years, I too learnt it at school. I can recite from memory for four hours different poems, do kids learn so much today

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Eleanor Angel 06 May 2020

It was so nice to find and to read this poem today. It was the first poem I memorized and recited in the second grade. Now, Fifty years later, it is so rich...clasps the crag with crooked hands... Tennyson's timeless beauty. Thank you for sharing this.

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Chloe 15 February 2019

Is anyone reading this in school?

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Kalim 18 February 2019

Me at Burnham Grammar School

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Balwant dohre 09 December 2018

Very nice poem

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Paresh Chakra 28 November 2018

I enjoy. this poem. It is a very good poem

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