Spotlight Poetry – The Eagle – A Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The image depicts a painting titled Golden Eagle & Red Grouse by the artist Martin Ridley. The work is a realistic painting capturing beautiful  landscape of highland  and moorland depicting an eagle swooping down on a covey of red grouse. This painting is portrayed in beautiful shades of blue, grey, green and earth tones. The work supports the poem The Eagle written by the poet Lord, Alfred Tennyson.
© Martin Ridley, Golden Eagle & Red Grouse, (Date Unstated)

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.

Poem Attribution © Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Eagle

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