Returning from a weekend journey, my wife and I passed by two eagles feeding on a roadside deer carcass. As we drove by, both slowly flew away awing me by their size and power, inspiring this Haiku.
Two bald eagles lift
From a cold carrion treat
-Our car passes by
©2017 Clarence Holm
On my way to a seminar this week I drove past a nesting pair of eagles. As a watched, both of them lifted off the nest and began their morning patrol, looking for an unwitting rabbit who might be blissfully unaware of its surroundings.
I’ve watched this particular pair of eagles for a number of years and every time I see them I want to pull over just to observe their grandeur.
Silent searchers of temporal trails,
Spiraling upward on fiery swales.
Looking down through eyes so cold
Stealthy attacks, wings controlled.
Authority’s symbol of power precise
Constant vigilance for provisions suffice.
God’s regal hunter, seeking life by chance
Soaring ever higher, sustained by just a glance.