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The Dalliance Of The Eagles

Walt Whitman

Skirting the river road, (my forenoon walk, my 
Skyward in air a sudden muffled sound, the 
     dalliance of the eagles,
The rushing amorous contact high in space
The clinching interlocking claws, a living, fierce, 
     gyrating wheel, 
Four beating wings, two beaks, a swirling mass
     tight grappling,
In tumbling turning clustering loops, straight 
     downward falling,
'Till o'er the river pois'd, the twain yet one, a 
     moment's lull,
A motionless still balance in the air, then 
     parting, talons loosing,
Upward again on slow-firm pinions slanting, their
     separate diverse flight, 
She hers, he his, pursuing.

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