The Gull Who Soars. Photopoetry by Keith R Wahl

February 01, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

The Gull Who Soars

The Gull Who Soars 01 20240113 850_8803_displayThe Gull Who Soars 01 20240113 850_8803_displayA gull taking a different view and soaring above all of the others at Scarborough State Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island

The gull who soars above the cresting wave,
With sun-kissed wings on ocean winds that crave,
Heeds not the cries of gulls below who squall,
For in his heart, a different hunger calls.

He seeks not scraps that drift upon the tide,
Nor battles o'er a morsel cast aside.
His gaze is fixed upon the vast unknown,
Where currents shift and secrets are alone.

He spins on thermals, dances with the breeze,
A feathered prophet in the salty seas.
His silver voice, a lonely, mournful cry,
A hymn of sovereign sung against the sky.

For he who climbs, who dares to break the bound,
Beyond the reach where scavengers are found,
He meets the sun, a crown of golden fire,
And learns the wisdom that the waves conspire.

Hence let him soar, the gull with restless wings,
A whispered truth on salty, soaring strings.
For in his flight, an example we may glean:
The highest view reveals the clearest scene.

The Gull Who Soars 01 20240113 850_8803_displayThe Gull Who Soars 01 20240113 850_8803_displayA gull taking a different view and soaring above all of the others at Scarborough State Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island The Gull Who Soars 02 20240113 850_8804_displayThe Gull Who Soars 02 20240113 850_8804_displayA gull taking a different view and soaring above all of the others at Scarborough State Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island

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