Monday, June 13, 2016

Beach Pelicans...(originally published 4-28-2009)









skimming over
invisible slidingboards of air,
buoyant as balloons
no strings attached.
glide and slide
no care, so slow any
other would plummet
without flapping.
landing only to
belly-surf and find
lunch in the mullet pack
racing below glassy swells.

11 comments:

boneman said...

nice photography.
Nice poetry.
Now if only the pelicans could find some 'nice' fish, eh?

Joan of Argghh! said...

I believe a life of slack suits your writing skills!

:o)

Cactus Mark said...

I hear they taste fishy.

curmudgeon said...

...
As the black fin emerges
silent, sleek and giddy,
the morsel that lays before,
though a bit light and fluffy
will make a tasty snack
for the afternoon prowl.

So sue me.

Jean said...

Berry, the pelicans look very healthy. I don't think they go hungry d:-)

Joan, I have to admit, there is much of this time off that I love.
Thank you!

Mark, heh...I've never known anyone who tried them.

Dave, I keep telling you that you have hidden talents. Nice!

kdzu said...

I could see in my minds eye a flight of pelicans skimming over the beach and surf so clearly from your description and my memory. Almost as if there.

Thanks.

Jean said...

Larry, if I can put a picture in your mind, that means a lot to me!

X said...

This is very nice..

Jean said...

Was hoping you'd like it :-)

foam said...

Nice! Was this when you still lived in Florida?

Jean said...

Thanks, Foam!
Yes, this was seven years ago.