Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership




The Taming of the Falcon

Comment on The Taming of the Falcon and see more Emma Lazarus poems below.

Written by: Emma Lazarus | Biography
 | Quotes (3) |
 The bird sits spelled upon the lithe brown wrist 
Of yonder turbaned fowler, who had lamed 
No feather limb, but the winged spirit tamed 
With his compelling eye.
He need not trust The silken coil, not set the thick-limed snare; He lures the wanderer with his steadfast gaze, It shrinks, it quails, it trembles yet obeys.
And, lo! he has enslaved the thing of air.
The fixed, insistent human will is lord Of all the earth;--but in the awful sky Reigns absolute, unreached by deed or word Above creation; through eternity, Outshining the sun's shield, the lightening's sword, The might of Allah's unaverted eye.


Comment below this ad.

Top Emma Lazarus Poems

Comments