Falling with You - the Eagle Dance

by Larry Chamberlin   Mar 21, 2017


She climbs fiercely into the open sky
pursued by five intense beasts and I;
upward she ascends leaving earth behind,
while each suiter feels his lungs begin to bind
and folding wings drops from the race
like heaven's stone hurled from space;
proven unworthy they fly dejected off
hearing me scream a feral cough,
until it is just you and I in the wind;
in a moment you begin to descend.

No Rocketeer could have bettered that angle
so I catch you, our talons entangled;
now ripping through clouds we heat the air,
twin meteors, you screaming your dare:
"Stay with me now and have me for wife,
Or release this hold and save your life."

Fields, rivers and peaks spin and swirl
still, you just center my world;
tighter I clasp, staring to yellow eyes,
the stars could hear my lover's cries.

Tis you who breaks, unfurling your wings,
releases me, your falling king;
hurtling though darkening haze
my eyes find your accepting gaze:
"Spread forth wings and fly!
For this is not the time to die."

Feathers brush 'gainst flowers tall
as a parabolic loop saves my fall;
back to the heights we soar.
Triumphantly "SHE IS MINE!" I roar.
So I win your fiercest heart
and never more shall we part.

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  • 8 months ago

    by Brenda

    Lovely write, I really liked how you put Eagles and your true love together to form this relationship, well done-

  • 8 months ago

    by Em

    As always Larry beautifully done.

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