Seagulls

For Kerry’s prompt at Real Toads, Let’s Be Imagists.  As a Note:  T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound are two of my favorite poets. I fell in love with them when I was thirteen.  This is Day 25 of NAPOWRIMO.

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“Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.” Ezra Pound

Blue sky
White clouds
Black rocks
Green ocean.
Seagulls dive cutting the scene into
ribbons

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kerry
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 10:21:07

    An extraordinarily adept capture of the moment. The movement of the last part is so well done.

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  2. annell4
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 10:25:34

    How very beautiful!! “Cutting the scene into ribbons.” I have always loved seagulls, and I miss them…they rarely spend time in the desert.

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 10:28:16

    Oh I really enjoy the simplicity here… nothing more needs to be said.

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  4. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 10:32:04

    Wonderful! I think you nailed it.

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  5. Ron.
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 10:55:07

    Clearly seen & sharply rendered with fine engagement . Solid write.

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  6. sanaarizvi
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 11:29:50

    I love the simplicity with which you have captured the moment! ❤️

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  7. georgeplace2013
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 14:10:09

    Delightful

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  8. Susie Clevenger
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 14:12:28

    Oh this is wonderful..I love how you ended it. Perfect!

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  9. Namratha Varadharajan
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 14:25:52

    Beautiful and precise. Loved it!

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  10. Charmed Chaos
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 14:44:18

    You painted the image so well with your simple words. Bravo!

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  11. kim881
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 15:06:07

    Short, sweet and perfect!

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  12. annell4
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 15:57:47

    Toni, thank you so much for coming by…I am “trying,” I put the name of the prompt at the top of each poem, and the website. I think you know I am a bit of techno-peasant. If you have suggestions, I will try to make it clearer?

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    • kanzensakura
      Apr 25, 2019 @ 21:13:29

      Everytime you write a poem, hit publish. Don’t write a couole or three and hit publish, write one poem, hit publish. One poem hit publish. Very simple. Then click on the link of the ONE published and copy link. If you can do the complicated art, yku can do this. Much simpler it looks limw yku write a poem, and then another. Hit publish after every poem. Simple. 😊

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  13. coalblack
    Apr 25, 2019 @ 17:14:47

    Keep it happy keep it snappy keep it gayyyyy! Oops, sorry, that’s something else. Keep it clear, well you have absolutely done that, taking this down to its essential images with great effect, Toni.

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  14. SatyaPriya
    Apr 26, 2019 @ 03:01:37

    Sharp like a seagull’s beak.

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  15. Violet Lentz
    Apr 26, 2019 @ 07:23:15

    Mr. Pound would be so proud. You sculpted your words eloquently.

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  16. purplepeninportland
    Apr 26, 2019 @ 20:04:29

    Ezra would love it as much as I do! Brilliant work.

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