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;

by Alfred Lord Tennyson Click to read full poem

Comments (22)

Is anyone reading this in school?
Very nice poem
I enjoy. this poem. It is a very good poem
I remembered this favourite poem as I drove the high road home and looked down at the wrinkled sea which really did appear to be crawling. So few words needed to create a magical moment.
Why can't they be bothered to ACTUALLY say something themselves in the video rather than a robot voice?
A short nice poem on eagle. Like a thunderbolt he falls - This describes the speedy movement of the eagle to catch the prey.
Short and precise.....very descriptive!
............a wonderful poem of the eagle, one of my favorite birds ★
Very well written, I am always fascinated by the eagle and this poem is amazing.
He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls. The eagle here is a symbol that stands for pride and spiritual elevation. Very well versed.
So simple a poem, yet so elegant. I really feel as though I can picture in my mind this Eagle, high up on the crag looking down on the wrinkled sea crawling towards the shore. I love the unusual but imaginative descriptions; to describe the sea as 'wrinkled' and crawling. How much more beautiful it is to say this eagle is 'Ringed with the azure world' instead of surrounded by blue sky. His flight is so fast he falls like a thunderbolt. I love the ole Romantic poets. I wish there were a new generation of neo Romantics instead of all of this bland modern poetry.
The eagle the poem is very nice it helped me in formative assessment mark of my school days this is the best poem
To experience the difference between poetry of the 19th century and modernist poetry of the 20th, one can do no better than to compare this with William Carlos Williams' The Red Wheelbarrow.
Funny and enjoyable. Had to check meaning of the word crag in the dictionary.
very interesting poem hey
Precision poetry. I submit.
I always loved the way the poet wrote his poems.Ahhhh the good old days.
wow: wow.)) i love this poem so much that i cud say-i love the arrangement, the aaa-bbb rhyme and the admiration and description of the eagle.the theme of the poem is quiet ''admiration' the write use his stylistics to describe the aura of an eagle.thumbs up for lord tennyson'
Bird's eye view is indeed sharp to plunge sharp to catch a prey accurately! Nicely depicted!