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Concerning the Converse of Eagles and Men

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Concerning the Converse of Eagles and Men

Sometimes I wonder…
what visits the avian brain
of the eagle gracing a branch near the lake.
Is there any thought there?
Is there some strange, birdly insight
delving into the business of fishes?
Or do I merely project my own thoughts
into those fearsome eyes?
I heard of a fellow here who feeds the eagle.
He holds up a fish and the eagle flies down 
and alights on his boat.  
Do the man and the eagle speak 
in a trans-species tongue?  
Do they tell each other of the fish caught 
and of those that got away?  
Sometimes I wonder…
which is the better liar?

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  1. Date: 3/9/2009 5:17:00 PM
    Well of course they speak. When you are that close to somethings eyes they talk to you...

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 5:57:00 AM
    Niether? Maybe they are both just being themselves.

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 10:11:00 AM
    I have no doubt there is thought there, though it may not be the same as ours. Your words made me "see" you contemplating the bird - and the nature of man. Congrats on the feature of a fine poem :-)

  1. Date: 2/10/2009 10:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/10/2009 7:54:00 AM
    Man by a long shot!!!!!- Cingratulations James on your poem being featured this week on PoetrySoup. Vince

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 5:55:00 PM
    james I reckon as a species man has the lier trophy sealed up - interesting and enjoyable thoughts - Congrats on being featured - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 5:31:00 PM
    Nicely done, very unique subject! :) Congrats on being featured this week! Blessings, Amy

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 3:54:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Keep on writing! Best wishes. Karen