Eye of the Eagle



The distance between the space of who, and the element of awe, determines stance conveying distinction.

My son has eyed an eagle stoically sitting on a long, bare branch.

The constitution of feathers, weightless and transient in nature, frame the world within the revere of flight.

 We do not move.

 “How can the eagle be so mighty in flight and commanding of those in her sight?”

She patiently sits as she hems in her prey.

“Do not ignore or offer your scent of fear.  She seeks to exploit our weakness here.”

He winks at me.

My boy, of 23, can longer resist climbing the tree.

Instinctively, the two have a moment, eye to eye.

The spirit of strength beholden.
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Submitted by hardinchristina on May 12, 2021

Modified on April 02, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A X B X B X X C C X A
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 663
Words 121
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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