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.


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.


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!