Saturday, 6 October 2012

Rachel’s Eagle

When I looked out through a paned glazing
First I saw the eagle sit
In a dead tree meant for perching
Through the gray and common wet

A glorious return surprising
Early in the saving ban
Fruit of just one woman’s warning
Death of our most honored clan

That farmhouse window’s long since breaking
Fit for what should always be
Mighty eagle far outlasting
Short-sighted eyes of you and me

© E R Olsen

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E R Olsen writes poetry and practices law in Nevada, in the U.S., where he lives with his wife and four children. His poems have appeared in several U.S. journals, most recently in Viking.