Poem #43 Wedge-tailed Eagle

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Wedge-tailed Eagle

How awesome
To soar over mountains and valleys,
To rise majestically
On thermal currents
Transported effortlessly
Over a patchwork quilt

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The Wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey with a wingspan of up to 2.8m (about 10 feet). They are found all over Australia where suitable habitat exists. You can read more about Australian birds on my site Trevor’s Birding.

Wedge-tailed Eagle


2 Responses to “Poem #43 Wedge-tailed Eagle”

  1. john l malone says:

    lovely poem, Trevor; read it a few times; can’t help thinking how it would look if it were a tanka

    • Trevor says:

      Thanks John.

      I had a go at rewriting it as a tanka but there are too many syllables in the original to trim down and still keep the intent of the original. Nice thought though. This was the best I could come up with:

      Just think how awesome 5
      Soaring o’er mountains and vales, 7
      Majestically 5
      Rising on thermal currents. 7
      Patchwork quilt landscape below. 7