as an eagle soars


i’ve witnessed an

eagle’s presence,

intent, immovable

eyes keen for detail

to build sturdy nest

rule over his domain

with faithful mate

train their young

push out of nest

let go in flight


i’ve watched him

dive determined

for a fish; swoop

over quiet water

to swiftly, deftly

bring it up with

quick strong talons

but he’s most regal

when he soars upon

wind under wings!


—-for Dad


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kim881
    Apr 15, 2021 @ 01:01:11

    A marvellous tribute to your father, Lynn. Eagles have a powerful presence and are wonderful to watch. I love how you compare eagle and father, especially in the lines:
    ‘eyes keen for detail
    building sturdy nest
    ruling his domain’
    ‘…he’s most royal
    when he soars…
    power in his wings!’


  2. robtkistner
    Apr 14, 2021 @ 17:05:26

    A wonderful tribute to your father Lynn. Well written.


  3. sanaarizvi
    Apr 14, 2021 @ 14:09:39

    This is such a heart-stirring, beautiful tribute poem, Lynn! 💝


    • lynn__
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 16:52:40

      Thank you, Sanaa! Dad was a Navy pilot years ago…and he always liked to fish. He, with Mom, successfully raised 2 nestlings, my brother and I 😊


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