Suite Ste. Luce 5-10 /14

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“Though lovers be lost, love shall not;
and Death shall have no Dominion.”
Dylan Thomas 

Suite Ste. Luce
5-10 / 14

5

Early morning mist:

a shadow heron
clacks its beak
at a ring of mobbing gulls.

6

When the mist clears,
heron draws
his neck into a bow
and fires
the arrow of his beak
into a fish.

The gulls run wild,
clawing up the sky
on a ladder of sound.

7

Seagull:

a coat-hanger, hanging from
a blue sky-rail,

white wings braced
against the flow of air.

8

Herring gulls hovering,
white doves
round the old man’s head;

a halo
of clacking red-ringed beaks
livid against the sky.

Brazen voiced,
these peace doves,
mewling for their daily bread.

9

Black
cormorants pinning
their wings to dry
on the wind’s
rough cross-beams.

10

The dead crab,
alive an eye blink ago:

 body exit left
(with the black backed gull)

legs exeunt right
(with herring gull attendants).

Crowd scene:
a chorus
of crows-in-waiting.

 

 

10 thoughts on “Suite Ste. Luce 5-10 /14

  1. Wonderful! Herons are a rare sight around here. Once every great, great while one visits the trout stream across the road from my house and we’ll catch a brief glimpse of him overhead. Lovely imagery as always, Roger!

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  2. Seagull:

    a coat-hanger, hanging from
    a blue sky-rail,

    white wings braced
    against the flow of air.

    Excellent! I love the amazing ways you find to describe things, Roger. I would have never thought of “coat-hanger”, but it is perfect.

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