Teetering on our nest edge,
cautious wings beat until
a sudden gust lifts him, to sail
across the valley, almost
tumbling onto a hillock.
In practice flight he sways and turns,
attains great heights, yet
beneath my eagletís dare-devil plumes,
a nestling lingers, in awe
of the rocky ground below.
We clash in turbulent bouts,
air speed arrested amidst the squall.
Then perched at a distance, we brood
-- feathers ruffled by the gale.
His ease in solo flying bruises
my maternal bones.
Soon, heíll surge further
to search for a craggy ledge,
gather twigs for his own eyrie.
My lithe eagle glides
circling beneath stratus.
Breast puffed, I gaze
at this masterful display,
until he merges
with the hazy skyline.
------- Author's Notes -------
This is a rewrite of an old poem about my son leaving home.
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Dino (188.8.131.52) -- Monday, November 28 2011, 07:14 am|
Brings back my memory of leaving the nest. My solo flight to Europe and Far East and made my own nest on a craggy ledge next to a coconut tree. Enjoyed your poem Cap!
|Capricorn (184.108.40.206) -- Tuesday, November 29 2011, 09:49 pm|
Sounds like you've done quite a bit of travelling when you weer younger. A craggy ledge next to a coconut tree - sounds kinda nice!
|Barb (220.127.116.11) -- Wednesday, December 7 2011, 01:38 am|
You do have a way with discriptive wording.
|Capricorn (18.104.22.168) -- Wednesday, December 7 2011, 01:03 pm|
Thanks - I do my best! LOL!
|barb (22.214.171.124) -- Friday, December 23 2011, 03:58 pm|
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year Cap and family.
|Capricorn (126.96.36.199) -- Saturday, December 24 2011, 09:03 pm|
Happy Xmas & New Year to You & your family too!
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