Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stone Eagle

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio

738 DZRB AM, 8 to 9 evening class Mon to Fri

Philippine Eagle Monument, Agoo La Union

Your wings all day spread and flap,
     now raised in surrender;
And the wind that carried you up
     has put you asunder.

Majestic and lovely, oh bird,
     lord of the open skies;
Across the islands were heard,
     your pleas and helpless cries.

Would a monument suffice
     to enthrone your life and deed,
Bestow a posthumous prize,
     to hide man's folly and greed?

The stone bird does not answer;
     its world too, is forever gone,
And man takes pride in his power
     of make-believe in his art.~
Reference: Living with Nature, AVR, UST Manila

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