Victorian Poem

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There were a fair number of Harrier Hawks eating the first roadkill of Spring as we travelled last week, so a short poem.

The link is to an analysis of it.

The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1852