The New Eagle
As foretells the coming of dawn,
The new eagle rose over the mountaintops;
Freedom the choice, bliss the result.
The fledglings test their flight.
A whimper, then the best of happenings.
Soaring, reaching, far and away;
As far as the imagination can take them.
What order of things ariseswhen wild abandon takes over?
Complete and utter oneness with the very best
Of life’s treasures.
Nancy Tate, 1997