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Perched at a Firing Sight

The eagle is perched at a firing sight! And pebbles salute Converged in a cannon of salutation Swift & smooth & sharp! Bowing near her golden wings All the pebbles greet Adoring the blackness of her beauty Luring her in vain Into a home-dance at the village square! The eagle is perched at a firing sight! And winds of terror blow Blowing everywhere Among forest paths & homesteads Unbeaten by protest-clouds Here in the sky – The hunter’s sling aims in vain Her feathered bosom Drawing away the eaglets. The eagle is perched at a firing sight! And stones in a hurry fly Over fawning protective leaves & branches More stones parachuted by hopes Of spoils & clannish fame! O eagle seated on the hunters’ disunity! Rejoicing in the eternal silences Enthroned in a nest of beauty Carved like a marbled soul of immortality. The eagle is perched at a firing sight! And pebbles salute Veering in a common confusion – Should she fly safely away Then hunters & their folks Could sigh for another decade Of her willful dictatorship – And more stones could greet Swift & smooth & sharp!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 5/13/2011 7:38:00 PM
Canny.. congratulations on your wonderful feature of the week... I sure enjoyed... take care,..p.d
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Date: 5/9/2011 8:56:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Canny. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/9/2011 4:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Canny
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Date: 5/8/2011 5:14:00 PM
Congrats Canny on your featured poem this week on P.S. a great piece to share with us all with luv on this special day of luv...
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Date: 7/8/2010 4:48:00 PM
ahhhh when two preditor races meet...will there be meat?
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Date: 10/5/2009 3:05:00 PM
loved the third verse! Light & Love
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Date: 5/10/2011 7:55:00 PM
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