Will you read and c.c. "Sailing on Wings".....metaphors, any meaning to you?
Sailing on Wings
An eagle flies with her beautiful wings
Destination unknown, purpose she brings
Can he sail his ship through violent seas?
Gale force winds and a crew of unease
The eagle continues her flight with grace
Soaring high above thundering clouds in case
Sailing man gathers his men to inform
“Our boat is lost from this gathering storm”
The squall abates and the boat is salvaged
Save mast and sail heave tore and ravaged
Now lost at sea compass all but worthless
Commander and mates, may have felt birthless
High above windjammer swoops in eagle
She startles crew, but not the proud regal
“Follow me” conveys the female bird
Commander looks up and says “that’s absurd”
Hours go by and the boat still flounders
Aquila flying near leaving sounders
The ships men now consider mutiny
“Follow that eagle will live don’t you see”
At that, the master, finally broken
Looked up, Aquila, flying soft spoken
“She can lead us safely to find our land
Like sailing on wings time to understand”
Aquila is a type of Eagle. For the purposes of this poem.
it is a female eagle, of which the commander of the ship
was able to identify.