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The Black Vulture

George Sterling

Aloof within the day's enormous dome, 
  He holds unshared the silence of the sky. 
  Far down his bleak, relentless eyes descry 
The eagle's empire and the falcon's home—
Far down, the galleons of sunset roam; 
  His hazards on the sea of morning lie; 
  Serene, he hears the broken tempest sigh 
Where cold sierras gleam like scattered foam. 

And least of all he holds the human swarm—
  Unwitting now that envious men prepare 
    To make their dream and its fulfilment one, 
When, poised above the caldrons of the storm, 
  Their hearts, contemptuous of death, shall dare 
    His roads between the thunder and the sun. 

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