Thursday, September 16, 2010

Herford: The Eagle and the Arrow

An Eagle, following a Hare,
Lit on a rock. While perching there,
A hunter, on the watch for game,
Spied him and taking careful aim
Shot from his bow a winged dart
That pierced the Eagle thro' the heart.
As from his side he strove to draw
The dart, the stricken creature saw
Its feather came from his own wing.
"Alas! Death has a double sting!"
Cried he, "for all too late I know
'Tis my own Pride that lays me low!"

Source: Herford Aesop 14.
Aquila et Sagitta

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Detmold images. Look closely to find the eagle, and the arrow, too!

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