Seagulls and Crows
Seagulls swoop down to the waves
and back up again,
soaring against a background
of boundless blue skies,
of boundless blue skies,
and celebrating the sea breezes
with their joyous, rhythmic cries.
Crows perch in a palm tree by my window;
complaining, bickering, and gossiping
about the people down below.
The crows' voices grate and scrape
like rusty hinges on an old screen door.
When given a choice,
what will you do,
squabble or soar?
You can hear the crows at the beginning of this short video.
Nice descriptive poem! We have crows which have become quite common at my compost bin. I guess they need feeding just like other birds. :)ReplyDelete
That would make a good reminder for me! Soar, don't squabble!!ReplyDelete
Wish I could visit the beach.
I'd like to think I'd soar, but I just got home from work a tad cranky.So I probably sounded like an old crow today. I'll try to soar tomorrow. ha!ReplyDelete
Fun poem! But there's no reason you can't do both! In fact, seagulls squabble too.ReplyDelete
I love it, made me dream about a day by the sea on the beach! Maybe this Summer ☺ReplyDelete
Hope you and your family stay safe and healthy, have a lovely day!☺Delete
What a beautiful poem about the beach. Wonderful description.ReplyDelete
Now I know where the expression "old crow" came from. Sadly I'm turning into one. but I'll soar again. Beautifully written and thought-provoking, Connie!ReplyDelete
you made me sit there almost dear Connie :)))ReplyDelete
i loved the poem so much as it shares the joys of serene heart so beautifully
sitting on beach observing all the glory of weather and delightful views calms one's soul indeed
i would call it a spiritual experience as it brings sense of fulfillment and gratitude i believe
i enjoyed the video either :)
more happiness and peace to you my friend!
We constantly see the gulls soaring about the Nashua River from out 5th floor apartment window, and I would prefer to be in company, Connie.ReplyDelete
THANK YOU for this. I love it and the video.ReplyDelete
No question about it. I'd MUCH rather soar than squabble. (And I'd MUCH rather be at the beach than listening to the rain pelt our roof here at home...)ReplyDelete
Love the poem and video ...and oddly enough I love both the crow as well as the gull. Both birds I love to photograph and watch. But your description of rusty hinges on an old screen door - perfect. seems like someone is on vacation and the video makes me want to go to the coast again. looks beautiful there and such white sand. west coast has a tannish color sand.ReplyDelete
I like both birds, but my favorite are the pelicans! There's a time to soar, there's a time to squawk. :)ReplyDelete
From your title through the final question, you keep outdoing yourself, Connie. You are soaring! I love the contrast and question you pose.ReplyDelete
I did enjoy your poem and seeing the video.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
nice sounds and view from video...thank you for sharing
love the video and as always your wonderful words. We have crows that on a still day can be heard all the way across the large fields.ReplyDelete
An awesome poem! Loved it!ReplyDelete
Those beach pictures made me envious. All we have here now is RAIN and more RAIN.....ReplyDelete
Hope you are doing okay as we go through this Virus Scare. No Covid 19 cases in our county so far --but we are being very very careful through this Virus scare. We also are not panicking --and definitely not hoarding items/food, etc... People can be nuts at times like this.
Stay Healthy and Safe!!
A very symbolic poem with great meaning that is the beginning of a poetic dialogue. Greetings.ReplyDelete
THAT IS A WONDERFUL POEM AND AN IMPORTANT QUESTION. ALTHOUGH I KNOW CROWS ARE 'PEOPLE' LIKE ME LOLReplyDelete
Just stopping by to say hello and hope this finds you safe and wellReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments on my blog. I hope to see another poem here soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem with us. This sounds so peaceful and relaxing thinking about being on the beach. Have a fantastic rest of your day.ReplyDelete
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