Daily JPG 27

Which is somewhat different than a “Daily JOG”…

Bald Eagle

I’m working on my poetry lessons, and one of the poems I’ve found is about an eagle. Thought I’d include it, beings as it kinda complements this here picture of a bald eagle in full wing. Bald eagles live in Idaho, y’know. I’ve seen whole trees full of them, no jokin’…

Eagle Plain
by Robert Francis

The American eagle is not aware he is
the American eagle. He is never tempted
to look modest.

When orators advertise the American eagle’s
virtues, the American eagle is not listening.
This is his virtue.

He is somewhere else, he is mountains away
but even if he were near he would never
make an audience.

The American eagle never says he will serve
if drafted, will dutifully serve etc. He is
not at our service.

If we have honored him we have honored one
who unequivocally honors himself by
overlooking us.

He does not know the meaning of magnificent.
Perhaps we do not altogether either
who cannot touch him.

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