Aquila Non Est Capit Muscas

Eagle statue

Aquila non est capit muscas.

I watch eagles
catch their flies and
stray into the sun,
crash and burn,
they’ll never learn,
some battles are
just not worth
the price of
being won.


Hey there, folks. Got a little poem up there for ya, the title of which is adapted a little from the latin quote ‘aquila non capit muscas’ which means that eagles don’t catch flies. It’s a way of saying that grand people shouldn’t fret over the little things, and I think it’s a might fine way of sayin’ it. Adding in the word ‘est’ makes it say that eagles shouldn’t catch flies but, as the poem implies, we know they still do. All too many times either you or someone you know is guilty of finding something to hold onto that is just meaningless. That little poem above is a reminder that sometimes you just need to let go before the weight of it drags you down to its level.

Now, if you weren’t here reading yesterday, I’m including a link here to aid in the tornado recovery that struck my home town a week ago. EF-4 left some friends and family with nothing but a pile of splintered wood and a whole lot of trouble, and I’d be mighty grateful if you clicked the link and pushed a little love their way. .


Well, here’s to hoping your day flies by and that you’ve got something strong and on the rocks waiting for you when you get home at night.

5 responses

  1. Wonderful stuff; very concise 🙂

    1. Well, thank you 😀 And thanks a million for commenting and for reading!

      1. No problem, I’m sure I’ll be back for more based on this one 🙂

  2. I’ve never heard that expression about eagles but love it! 🙂 Thanks for following my blog!

    1. It’s a pretty awesome quote, yes? Sadly it has no one attributed to it and is thought of more as a Latin proverb. Still, after all this time, I’ve thought it rather impactful. Thank you for commenting and no worries! I love connecting with other bloggers!

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