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 arises when wild abandon takes over?

Complete and utter oneness with the very best

Of life’s treasures.

Nancy Tate, 1997