Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Mag 197: Aerial

From The Guardian, Eyewitness


Copious triumph overhead
the conquest of sky by sea gulls

who blend into the blue gray skies
and abruptly are everywhere.

A sneak attack on the beach head.
A monumental event – bombarding

the shoreline with an ugly grace.
Only God could engineer aerodynamics

on such a gangling bird. Feathered wings
on a lunchbox.

Michael Allyn Wells

The Mag 197


Kathe W. said...

"Feathered wings
on a lunchbox."
INDEED! I really like your poem- perfect capture of those seagulls!

humbird said...

'A monumental event – bombarding' ~ makes me smile

Strummed Words said...

Those birds can become a nuisance, but I saw their beauty too in this photo.

Berowne said...

Sprightly and inventive; well done.

Helen said...

Hi Michael! I'm with Kathe ... 'feathered wings on a lunchbox' is quite brilliant!!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Feathered wings on a lunchbox...oh that is stellar, Michael...