Grey gulls settle on the lake

A winter triolet.

Photo©Bj. Shoenmakers

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Grey gulls settle on the lake,

Snowflakes drift among the reeds,

Robin sings for dawn to break.

Grey gulls settle on the lake,

North winds blow, the rushes shake,

Stringing raindrops, crystal beads.

Grey gulls settle on the lake,

Snowflakes drift among the reeds.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

12 thoughts on “Grey gulls settle on the lake”

  1. Very peaceful, meditative. I like your connection to gulls..I was just remembering how some people regard them as nuisances or worse…sad that is.

  2. Very nice poem. Mind you, I took my young grandson down to feed some ducks recently, only to have a flock of gulls turn up and swoop on every crumb we could launch into the air. They re like airborn thugs really, but you have to admire their determination

  3. Black-headed gulls are more easy going than the big herring gulls. They have spats with the crows occasionally and I’ve seen them going after a heron with a fish, though whose fish it was in the first place I wouldn’t like to say.

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