Monday, February 17, 2020

Seagulls and Crows



Seagulls and Crows

Seagulls swoop down to the waves
and back up again,
soaring against a background 
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.

27 comments:

  1. Nice descriptive poem! We have crows which have become quite common at my compost bin. I guess they need feeding just like other birds. :)

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  2. That would make a good reminder for me! Soar, don't squabble!!
    Wish I could visit the beach.

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  3. 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!
    Good poem

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  4. Fun poem! But there's no reason you can't do both! In fact, seagulls squabble too.

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  5. I love it, made me dream about a day by the sea on the beach! Maybe this Summer ☺

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    1. Hope you and your family stay safe and healthy, have a lovely day!☺

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  6. What a beautiful poem about the beach. Wonderful description.

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  7. 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!

    Julie

    Julie

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  8. you made me sit there almost dear Connie :)))

    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!

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  9. 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.

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  10. THANK YOU for this. I love it and the video.

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  11. 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...)

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  12. 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.

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  13. I like both birds, but my favorite are the pelicans! There's a time to soar, there's a time to squawk. :)

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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  14. From your title through the final question, you keep outdoing yourself, Connie. You are soaring! I love the contrast and question you pose.

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  15. I did enjoy your poem and seeing the video.

    All the best Jan

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  16. beautiful words....
    nice sounds and view from video...thank you for sharing

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  17. 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.

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  18. An awesome poem! Loved it!

    Happy Spring.

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  19. Those beach pictures made me envious. All we have here now is RAIN and more RAIN.....

    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!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. A very symbolic poem with great meaning that is the beginning of a poetic dialogue. Greetings.

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  21. THAT IS A WONDERFUL POEM AND AN IMPORTANT QUESTION. ALTHOUGH I KNOW CROWS ARE 'PEOPLE' LIKE ME LOL

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  22. Just stopping by to say hello and hope this finds you safe and well

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  23. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I hope to see another poem here soon.

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  24. Thank you all for your kind comments.

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  25. 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.
    World of Animals

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