Eagles’ Win Was Like a Thunderbolt

Monday

Congratulations, Philadelphia, on your first Super Bowl championship ever. In Tennyson’s well-known poem, the eagle falls with the force of a mountain fragment.

The Eagle (A Fragment)

By Alfred Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands; 
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls. 
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