The Eagle (Tennyson)

The Eagle  (1851)  by Alfred Tennyson
Tennyson, A. The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. 2nd. New York: Harper Brothers Publishers, 1873

"The Eagle" is a romantic poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, a draft of which was first published in 1851. Excerpted from The Eagle on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

(Tennyson 80)

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.