“I’m up a rugged mountain that is really really high
The top of it is out of sight; it’s hidden in the sky.
Soon I will be leaving, I’ll jump off, I think.
With all that air beneath me, you’d imagine that I’d sink.
But I will be ok my friend, for I have a special gift!
As when I came into this world, I was born a Swift!”
‘I too live on this mountain and I like you little Swift!
I’ll watch you as you take your leap and exercise your gift.
My feelings as I fly with you are really rather moot!
For I am an Owl my friend that couldn’t give a hoot!’
"But it's early in the morning and I'd heard you flew at night
I'm sure I've seen your shadow against the moon so bright!
I think that you’d have sport with me and have me for a snack!
The moment that I made a turn and offered you my back!”
‘No, no, no, my friend you’ve really got it wrong!
I am a very friendly bird – come listen to my song.
You’ll have to fly quite close my friend I have a tiny tweet.
For me to make a sound at all is really quite a feat.’
“Very well I’ll trust you, so let’s fly off together.
After all, we are just birds of common wing and feather.
So out you come and take the air, I’ll be right behind you.
For I’m sure you’ll think it fair that I am here to mind you.”
‘Now I see you beak to beak, I see you’re not a swift!
You are many times my size, I’m really rather miffed!
I have heard of birds as big as you, I think you are a seagull!’
“Ah, no, my friend, Ah, no! I am a Golden Eagle !!”
(Reader smacks hands together.)