Energetic juvenile drops a feather,
connecting sky and river.
She’s not yet mature, but glorious,
larger than life—
though it might depend on your perspective.
The crows yell and flock around her.
She’s evasive, pretends not to notice. Simply
waves with fringed fingers, then out-stretched wings catch
a thermal. With not even a whisper, she flies out of sight.
I have things to do, but Jane posted random words, and the first two were so perfect that I had to write a poem instead. It seems Oracle II also knows everything, even what I’ve seen recently on my morning walks. 😏
Things to do but hey, lemme take a moment or two and write something fabulous before I do!
Wonderful, Merril 🙂
Thank you, Dale. 🤣🤣
Ahh, how I would love to be that eagle! I felt myself soaring just reading the poem.
Thank you very much, Liz!
You’re welcome, Merril!
Glad you wrote this fabulous verse, Merril! 😀
Thank you, Punam!
You are welcome.
Your Eagle Is majestic, beautiful verse Merril!
Thank you so much, Rene!
My pleasure indeed!
Ah! So that was the feather 🙂 By the time it got here it had become a pigeon’s feather, but the curving flight is the same. What a wonderful thing to have seen!
I guess the feather shrunk as it traveled. 🙂
It’s always exciting to me to see an eagle so close.
Yes, the hawk turning to a dove.
I’d love to see one 🙂
Lovely Merril. Like the eagle, the Oracle knows.
Thank you very much, Susan!
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A beautifully freeing poem, Merril!
Thank you so much, Ingrid. 🙂
Thank you, Derrick!
“Fly like an eagle
To the sea” – Steve Miller
It’s not just this poem. Although it’s over 50 years old, there is much sentiment that applies today, sentiment I hear in your words, often. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zT4Y-QNdtox
Thank you so much, Resa!
It’s exciting seeing the eagles.
I saw an eagle once! fantastic creature!
“connecting sky and river”
I love that thought.
(With my luck, the best I’ve found in the river is a turkey vulture feather, but now I have that connection to think about.)
Thank you so much, Ken. I didn’t actually find an eagle feather– seeing eagles is enough.