Peregrine and Eagles Today
January 5, 2016
A peregrine falcon hovers
Over rolling Lake Michigan waves
Waves that carry something
the falcon is interested in
as it hangs steady in the wind.
On the sandy shore two eagles
Pick up carrion—dead white fish with silver fins.
It’s good to see a peregrine and eagles
Along the lakeshore today.
I thank my good man
For making it that way.
Norm Spring won the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Award for his work in banning DDT and thereby bringing back the American Bald Eagle and the peregrine falcon to the shore of the Great Lakes.