Gull soars

winged wave tip

sky spume

white-feathered wanderer.


Gull glides

ethereal weightless

a heartbeat

in the trackless blue immensity.


No earthbound troubles tie—

gull rides unseen tides

buffeted by wind waves

where only hopes sail.


Gull soars

light as sea foam

borne on the beating

of the great ocean’s heart.


Photo credit Jochen Laier
Photo credit Jochen Laier