THE DALLIANCE OF THE EAGLES

Composer: 

Print Edition Price: 

$10.95

Year Authored (or revised): 

2012

Instrumentation : 

male voice, piano

Duration (min): 

4

Text Source/Author: 

Walt Whitman

Ensemble Type: 

voice+keyboard

The Dalliance of the Eagles, by Walt Whitman

Skirting the river road, (my forenoon walk, my rest,)
Skyward in air a sudden muffled sound, the dalliance of
the eagles,

The rushing amorous contact high in space together,
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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