Re: Eagle COH and Eagle Poem Ideas
Kenneth De Vilbiss (K_E_DeVilbiss@MSN.COM)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 17:26:34 UT
Also, we would like to put a poem about an eagle on the inside cover of
the program; but want something different than the ones we've seen over
and over at our Troop's Eagle Courts of Honor. Any suggestions?
Vicki S. Mossman Greeley, Colorado
Vicki, Here is one we found at the Taos Pueblo when we were at philmont in
1994. We have used it in a couple ceremonies so far.
Today I Am An Eagle
The Old Ones tell of the nest
Of the sacred bird called the Eagle
Home for her eaglets sits high,
Touching the sky.
A mother sits proud and defiant,
She has little ones who will soon leave her,
The morning has come,
The Mysterious One's rays warm her children's faces.
Today one will fly or fall:
A flap or wings, a screech of power,
He leaps, he is gone.
His head does not look back
There is sadness behind.
He flies east his wings flapping power,
He passes his cousins of the air,
HE HAS BECOME AN EAGLE.
- Howard Rainer, Taos-Creek, 1977
Hope this helps.
Ellen De Vilbiss K_E_DeVilbiss@msn.com
CSRC, Pk 80 - DL &TC, Arapahoe district, Long's Peak Council
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