Wednesday, October 3

A Poem for Thursday


Minack




I watch gannets
swoop and circle
long-winged seagulls
silver glinting
searching the ocean
skimming atlantic
sea harrying
rising on thermals
then
wings folded
fall
like a stone
like a harpoon
like macbeth's dagger
heart piercing


This is for dVerse week 64...my favourite poetry site!...but also for National Poetry Day on Thursday so quite thrilled that I@ve always called my poetry "A Poem for Thursday".....
(I was born on a Thursday!) ...........

...............oh how I love that thought!

32 comments:

  1. Wow, loved watching the ocean birds with you.
    Enjoyed how this poem did not take the classic autumn images but those of a seaside location -- thank you.

    BTW -- you wrote the wrong link over at d'Verse -- it does not work
    You wrote:
    http://thepottershousepenketh.blogspot.co.uk/
    Instead of:
    http://pottershousepenketh.blogspot.com/

    You might want to add the correct one so others can enjoy this!

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    1. thankyou Sabio will change that!

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  2. love this! and i am impressed that you know which day of the week you were born...now i am wondering which day i was born, hmmmmm....
    erin

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    1. do you know the old rhyme about the days of the week and what they mean?...well the child born on Thursday apparantly has far to go...I only made it to the north of england!!!

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  3. wow....its the beauty and brutality of nature....nice touch with macbeths dagger....

    hey i fixed your link at dverse...

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    1. thankyou Brian....and thanks for the fixing!!!

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  4. LOVE the imagery - MacBeth's dagger - fabulous!

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    1. i admit that I was almost so busy looking at the seabirds...that I almost missed the play!

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    1. thankyou Yielday for your kind comment.

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  6. could it be that for some odd reasons your blog url is
    http://pottershousepenketh.blogspot.de/
    ??? - this is how i see it in my browser... fixed your link...were both leading nowhere...strange..
    love the pic and love the inclusion of macbeth in your poem gerry..

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    1. thankyou Claudia...I'm not sure what is going on but a big thankyou for sorting it out

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  7. the metaphors you use are smart,
    animated word painting.

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  8. Lord Emmanuel03/10/2012, 20:02

    Nice one. Well delivered.

    Cheers!

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  9. Gives me the feeling of being at sea. Enjoyed it tremendously!

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  10. So as a Thursday's child you have far to go Gerry - or have you already been there? Nice imagery in that poem.

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    1. I could say...been there done that...but you know it wouldn't be true...
      I can only dream!

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  11. A great piece Gerry. I love the imagery...my favourite line "like MacBeth's dagger". Nicely done :)

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  12. Picture and poem have this in common: that they are crystal sharp and clear, like a diamond. I find them equally thrilling.

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  13. You've crafted a wonderful piece!

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  14. so many thanks to all of the comments...very encouraged.

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  15. Wonderful imagery and wonderful pic (also Cornwall is wonderful too!)

    Anna :o]

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  16. Great action in this word picture. Nice

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  17. well delivered sentiments on the sea.

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  18. Hello Gerry! Your poems are always so great, I love the long-winged seagulls silver glinting, - you have created an image of the beach - I'm always looking out for your poem every Thursday! I was a little late this week. Maybe I was born on a Friday?
    Cheers
    Grethe `)

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  19. masterful poetry.
    love the version your words paint.

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  20. Dear Gerry,

    The clarity of your words complements

    the image beautifully.

    Bless*

    Mark

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  21. Fabulous poem, I like the dagger!

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