Sunday, March 11, 2007

That Too Astonished Me

I saw once an eagle's courtship above a meadow
And the strange flight seemed an imposition
Of unusual order on the common use of wings.

But I knew the pair cartwheeled in some way
Back to when gravity was born
And forward beyond the last god.
That, too, astonished me.

5 comments:

Meggie said...

"And forward beyond the last god."

I don't think I've read such a lovely line in a long while. The poem creates an image of both haunting beauty and of triumph. I think this line will now come to mind whenever I see two eagles, journeying together forever.

maggie2 said...

What a great poem! I want to fly after reading it.

Maggie

Paul said...

Thank you Meggie and Maggie for your very thoughtful comments! I am delighted you liked the poem.

PandoraLairg said...

A superb poem, I enjoyed and flew with these words.

Paul said...

Hi Pandora! Welcome to the blog. And thank you so much for your kind words!