Seal Etheree

For my response to dVerse Poets Getting in Shape for Summer– Meeting the Bar, the Etheree, I have chosen to rework a poem I wrote last August after a birthday trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point.

 

Sleek

swimmer

following

in the boat’s  wake

turns and dives below

the swell and wash of waves,

leading to the spit where a

colony of blubbery bulls,

salty sea dogs and expectant cows

bask on a cloudy August afternoon.

 

Frolicking in the wind-whipped foam and spray,

playful pups slip In and out of waves,

graceful and magical mermaids

until they wrestle clumsy

seasick bodies onto

shale and gritty sand

a colony

of grey rocks

beached on

land.

  

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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33 thoughts on “Seal Etheree

    1. Now that’s a place I wouldn’t mind seeing in real life – I’ve see SF Bay in so many TV programmes and films, it’s strange to think that it’s a real place and people live there!

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  1. This was brimming full of delightfully imaginative imagery and sensory descriptions. Also, your attention to sound and rhythm in the piece was apparent, and especially well-suited to the subject matter. The generous sprinkling of alliteration lends this a playful, bouncing quality 🙂

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    1. Thank you Bjorn. It was a most moagical trip out on a boat but we weren’t aloud to get off on the point. However, If you remember, we got closer to seals when we went for a walk along a local beach not so longs ago 🙂

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