The Eagle

red rotating eyes

white patch on his head

blue sky glider




His strong wings hold all the flights of the world

he captures you, crushes you

and thus teaches you how to free yourself

from his claws.


He has flown over mountains and seas

forests and deep valleys.

The immensity of his flights

has fatigued him

and solitude in heights


has deprived him of empathy


Upon his last descent

on the sands of a desert 

he lost his power

and could not remember his flight.


Now the eagle is dreaming

about the blue sky

under a leafless tree

Copyright © Fereshteh Sholevar 2014