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National Poetry Month -- Haiku 6
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liz_scanlon

A friend got me hooked on this Eagle Cam, which is live streaming video of a bald eagle mama and her partner, nesting in New Jersey.

Often, the mama just sits there, acting like a hot water bottle, but every so often her guy comes by and they stand and chat for a bit. Yesterday she undertook a sort of rolfing activity, rolling her heavy breast over the eggs with vigor.

So maybe it's no wonder that this morning, one of the three eggs hatched!
I didn't witness it happening, but soon after, the mama stood up and there was her eaglet -- fuzzy and bright.
The other two eggs, apparently, need a bit more massage before revealing their treasures.

I hope it doesn't mess with my mission (to use haiku to interact with the actual) if my subject today is a couple thousand miles away and I'm only there via web cam. Somehow it feels very up close and personal to me...


Haiku 6


Hook-nosed and heavy,
eagle sits still on her nest.
We are all earth-bound.


-- Liz Garton Scanlon
   4/6/2009




 


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Oh that first line - LOVE it!

I am staying away from eagle cam this year, staying away....staying ....away. Whew! That was a close call. I spent way too many hours there in the past.

I know.
I'm so easily addicted...

Oh - love that! I'm glad you got to see the egg-rolfing and the hatchling.

It is just so ... compelling. I feel like I know them!

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