Monday, December 1, 2008

She's An Eagle When She Flies

I was listening to a number of songs by various artists tonight and came across this one, written by Dolly Parton (below). The older I get, the more supportive and appreciative I am of strong, yet compassionate women (see black insert at right), so this one by Dolly, was especially meaningful to me. I want to share it with you. Maybe we can all take something important from it. What will you take?

She's An Eagle When She Flies

She's been there, God knows, she's been there...
She has seen and done it all.
She's a woman... she knows how to
Dish it out or take it all.
Her heart's as soft as feathers, still she weathers stormy skies,
And she's a sparrow when she's broken,
But she's an eagle when she flies.
A kaleidoscope of colors....
You can toss her around and round,
You can keep her in your vision,
But you'll never keep her down.
She's a lover, she's a mother,
She's a friend and she's a wife....
And she's a sparrow when she's broken
But she's an eagle when she flies.
Gentle as the sweet magnolia
Strong as steel-- her faith and pride.
She's an everlasting shoulder,
She's the leaning post of life.
She hurts deep and when she weeps
She's just as fragile as a child,
And she's a sparrow when she's broken
But she's an eagle when she flies.
She's a sparrow when she's broken,
But she's an eagle when she flies.
Oh, bless her, Lord.
She's an eagle when she flies.
-Dolly Parton

***Remember, to be entered into this month's drawing, you must leave a comment. Good luck to all.


Tracy said...

Oh yes, this is a beautiful song. I have always loved it - thank you for sharing it here! Also, I love the Christmas graphic you've added to your blog - it's warm and inviting and cozy! (Actually it makes me want to grab a book, a cup of cocoa and a blankie and curl up to read!)

Barbara said...

Tracy- Come by anytime and sit by the fire.

Jeannette said...

I love the words to that song, I take from it all the experiences I have had in life, good or bad and remember I am still standing.

Barbara said...

Jeannette- I'm with you on that.

Avily Jerome said...

I love Dolly Parton!

And yet I really don't like Country Music... figure that one out. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Avily- So glad we agreed. Dolly seems to be a sweet person and talented writer. And...she's from my "neck of the woods." I think that makes her even more special to me.


Pat's Place said...

I have always liked Dolly Parton. I think she is cute, a bit outrageous, and definitely a strong woman!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

That song brings memories back to me. It was sung at my mothers funeral and on the back of her headstone it says - Shes's and eagle when she flies. Thank you for putting the words up. Love it and am going to remember to put it on my MP3 player.

Lori J said...

Good Evening, I have just stopped by your journal for the first time.
I need more time in the day as there are so many great words written by the contributors.
I spend every summer holiday in our trailer camped at Coeur D' Alene. The place where the amusement park was is now a beautiful 4 star resort.
Blessings of the seasons. Stop by and say hello sometime.



Lori J said...

I detest misspelled words so I am correcting I spent....

Terri Tiffany said...

I always love visiting your blog!! Especially now with the Christmas music:)

KKJD1 said...

I have always love Dolly even when I was a small child one of my fav songs by her is the coat of many colors. This song is another beauty of hers. Have a great day! blessings, karen

Barbara said...

Pat- Yes, she's definitely a strong woman.

Barbara said...

Lea- I'm so happy to know this song is a part of your story!!

Barbara said...

Lori J- Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back soon.

Barbara said...

Terri- So glad you like the music. Please come by often and sit awhile.

Barbara said...

KKJD1- When one reads Dolly's work, they may begin to realize she is one of the great talents of our time. She is definitely an American Classic.

Glad you enjoyed this entry.

MichaƩle said...

Wow...I'm a huge Dolly Parton/Steel Magnolia fan and LOVE this song! Thank you for posting the words!!!!

Barbara said...

Michaele- Everything she does seems to turn to gold. She's such a talented lady.

So glad you liked the entry.

Mrs. Mac said...

Hi Barbara ... I saw you had visited my blog today and just enjoyed reading some of your posts. You have a most welcoming place here. Dolly Parton has written so many beautiful folk songs and this is one of them.

Barbara said...

Mrs. Mac- Welcome!