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From Poems That I Wrote Years Ago: No. 2 (The Golden Eagle)


The Golden Eagle

A man's life is but the crest of a wave, which descends
downhill after Time forgets him, his personal history
decays like the smoke of a flame: where did the flame
come from? ~His house stops upon the walls, and the sweet
chirpings calls him outside.

The golden eagle has been with me through my journey.
It can not walk much, and it tires after a few feet of
struggle. I have been carrying him since I can
remember, upon my shoulders, the golden eagle has
seen the world; all that I can recall in my memories, went deep
in golden eagle's heart.

The lonely walkaway is dim with shadows today. Midday
is approaching upon my garden, the flowers
are whispering the darkness of the evening.

There is light where the trees can not play hiding—
I see an intensely bright light: The golden eagle spreads his
wings, from my shoulders, to fly.


Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 30, 2021:

Thank you, John. :~)

You've read the type of poetry that I currently write, so you can tell the difference between the retro and the current. "The Golden Eagle" poem definitely has a different flavor than the current philosophical type poetry that I write. I will be publishing these retro pieces to have best of the both worlds, so to speak, available to the readers.

Your and Lorna's comments are beautiful. I thank both of you again.

More contents are coming.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 30, 2021:

An eagle signifies freedom, especially as it can ride the air currents and fly higher than any other birds. I suppose this is a sign of letting go and a pending escape from something. I enjoyed the poem, Tanmoy.

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 30, 2021:

Thank you, Lorna. And welcome.

I wrote this poem in my twenties. I was going through some turbulence in my life then. I was younger, and had more feelings then. I can no longer write this type of poetry! I can only write philosophical poetry now. I'm sharing these retro pieces for my followers to get some flavor and historical perspective of where I am coming from.

I'm glad that you liked and enjoyed this poem. Thank you again.

Lorna Lamon on April 30, 2021:

A though provoking poem which made me think of someone who has been carrying a burden and has found the strength to release it. I love the last verse which ties the poem together. Beautiful.

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