Gull Times

Archive for August, 2011

puff and fluff

white clouds against a bright blue sky


survived

Thank you God

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anticipation


The wind remains

the storm has passed
we endured less than promised
but more than we wanted
it is easy to forget
the natural violence of
our untamed world
until the fury of wind and water
tosses all that we know
loose from the shelter of home
built with nothing but sticks and stone

i am grateful to live in the shadow of the Atlantic
but i’m mindful, always, of her temper
today she merely toyed with us
tomorrow, i pray she falls back to
her cold flowing slumber


The beach remains the same

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After she left

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Morning with Irene

the hurricane has arrived


evening before Irene


emerging from the sea

the sun


and gulls wait

for a stronger breeze


with streaks

of pink


the day before

begins


from the south

nothing good blows


blue skies above


Lost in the fog

for whatever comes


shining


friday, August 26, 2011

Friday morning


appearing once again

can't keep a goon sun down


night yields

Irene is still over the Atlantic near the Bahamas gather steam and we have only a steady wind to show for her bluster


first wave

clouds are gathering ahead of the Irene...let's hope she blows out to sea...


day burn out

another August day pinks to an end


evening stroll

out to stretch his legs before sundown


ruffled feathers


cooling of the summer sun

not the hot fury of July anymore