|The Eagle (Aquilla)|
|Among the timbers; oaks and elms,
not far from brackish seas,
alights a golden ern.
With winged strength and keen eye,
a revered being; Aetites.
His talons anchor to the branch,
high in trees above.
With affirmation he proclaims his might,
and beckons homage,
a wondrous brid of Jove.
Immortal is he, this golden Eagle
ever symbolic of ancient kings.
For after death he will soar
for the depths: a Phoenix,
with greater courage and stronger wings.