Hemakumar Nanayakkara

Rookie (Colombo / Sri Lanka)

Through The Eyes Of An Eagle... - Poem by Hemakumar Nanayakkara

White frozen mountain tops
beautifully glisten
Elegantly reflect glamour
right up to the heaven
Powdery crystal frost
sprinkles in swift winds
Blankets of snow cover
summits of highlands

Pure blue glacier water
flows down icy peaks
Slowly runs through
mossy rocks into streams
Reflections of landscapes
visible on still waters
Picturesque lakes located
between high mountains

Fragrant wildflowers bloom
in green meadows
Widely spread evergreen
Pine-woods on the hills
A troop of foxes run together
on thorny fir needles
Tiny little cubs hide inside
underground burrows

Symbol of power freely
floats in distant air
Spreads apart broad
bold wings of elegant flair
Gently circles underneath a
smooth cumulus cloud
King of the sky majestically
lands on grassy ground...

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Comments about Through The Eyes Of An Eagle... by Hemakumar Nanayakkara

  • (9/13/2008 8:42:00 AM)

    Beautifully described! Excellent description of the wild described seen from the 'zoom in lenses' of the keenly perceptive and graceful eagle. Excellent work! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/15/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    Everything came together for me in the last stanza. 'lands on the ground'. This helped me realize that your were describing the descent of the eagle in the above stanzas and what it saw. 'Tiny little cubs hide inside underground burrows' is especially poignant. They and the red foxes flee for safety. A lot of good imagery. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • (8/9/2008 12:35:00 AM)

    Your words paint a beautiful picture (Report) Reply

  • premji premji (6/4/2008 5:54:00 AM)

    Dear Hemakumar,

    Intersting lines...Good write
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  • (5/31/2008 3:15:00 AM)

    As seen through the eyes of the eagle the cares of earth must seem very small.
    A rare write.Very beautiful.

    Warmest regards,

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  • Malini Kadir (5/26/2008 7:04:00 AM)

    beautiful! especially the landing............a joy to read....... (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2008 11:00:00 AM)

    yes...after getting a full circle high view of nature we also had a very smooth landing...along with you and your eagle!
    a very good poetic eagle eye to say the least!
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  • (5/4/2008 6:33:00 AM)

    wow...sounds as if you have taken flight and seen all this wonder through your own eyes.....an eagle could not paint such a picture as this....beautiful...Vallerie (Report) Reply

  • C.R. Clark (5/3/2008 6:03:00 PM)

    A captivating poem indeed. I love your descriptions of this majestic scene. Well done, my friend. Thank you and my best regards
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  • Andrew Blakemore (4/29/2008 10:49:00 AM)

    A truly great and inspiring work. As majestic as the bird itself. Andrew (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (4/28/2008 6:52:00 AM)

    You paint a beautiful pristine picture for us here. Nothing more extraordinary than snow-capped mountains with an Eagle soaring overhead. Add colorful wildflowers. Oh, so lovely. Thanks!

    Best Wishes,
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  • Ernestine Northover (4/26/2008 4:09:00 PM)

    Very beautiful piece of writing Hemakumar, a magical read and such a pleasure to find.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (4/19/2008 4:11:00 AM)

    This poem is as impressive as the majestic creature that inspired it. Your love of nature is apparent in all you write and your fluency with the English language (not your mother tongue) is to be admired. I can see your eagle. Beautiful penning. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 3:56:00 PM)

    Hemakumar, Thanks for that you have given me chance of jotas of minute to turn in an eagle, you write perfectly. Thank you, Tsira (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 3:24:00 PM)

    What a lovely poem...you have describe the view from above so vividly and beautifully. Peace and serenity were mine for a moment. Thank you for the experience. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2008 8:27:00 AM)

    Beautiful presentation of so many enjoyable, sensational images. Nature is full of wonder. You depict many of them in a most pleasing way. We need all to be eagles. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (4/9/2008 5:09:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful poem depicting what is seen through the eyes of an Eagle.. Such awesomes views, imagine soaring through the sky's and enjoying God's gifts from high above the earth's surface. Wow! one can only imagine what that would be like. You took us there through your poetic beauty Hemakumar, you brought the reader into the poem and gave a true picture of what an Eagle would see on a daily basis. I truly enjoyed the experience, please do keep writing.
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  • (4/7/2008 2:39:00 PM)

    Beautiful work my friend. hahha you made me want to be an eagle! Check out mine if you get a chance, im new to this site and would appreciate feedback. (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2008 12:34:00 PM)

    Picturesque and vivid!
    Along with the visual treat, we are also given the subtle inflections of the hint of pride and power held well in check.
    A really good read!
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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (4/3/2008 2:48:00 PM)

    most scintillating picturesque of nature when versed
    the subtle words when dazzle yet with the elegance
    and the imagery when flows by the eloquence...................simply beautiful and i admire,10/10, thanks for sharing
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 26, 2009

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