Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Eagle

The majestic bird is perched on a ledge of rock, wings outspread to shelter its nest of eaglets with its talons grasping the head of a threatening serpent. The following poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson does not describe this scene, but it is, nonetheless, a powerful description of this majestic bird:

The Eagle
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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.


  1. superbe cette sculpture, on dirait qu'il va s'envoler.

    this magnificent sculpture, it looks like he will fly.

  2. Outstanding shot of the eagle statue. Thanks for sharing.

    Regina In Pictures

  3. Very great photo Pretty Kate !

    How are You ?

    See You later !

  4. Beautiful sculpture. I must admit that I prefer this to some abstract pieces.

  5. I love the 1st shot! Beautiful composition.

  6. What a fantastic sculpture - you've photographed it so beautifully. Love the poem.

    Kate I didn't respond to your query yesterday on Monte Carlo but see you've asked again today. It's in the title - the subject! It's the Fete Nationale. National Day in Monaco. Perhaps take a look back to the beginning of the entries.

  7. This is such a powerful sculpture and so superbly captured.

  8. wow Kate, that's a brilliant shot.
    thanks for stopping by!


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