Seagull?

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You say you saw a seagull skimming through your dream?

I fear this is not possible, things are not quite as they seem.

There is not a thing as seagull, whatever others say

Seagulls are not the birds you see flying sweetly ‘cross the bay.

Take another look my friend and open up your mind

These birds are beautiful and varied, just like humankind.

Colours, size and patterns diverge to vast degree

They are more than simply seagulls, get closer and you’ll see

Wing markings, legs and beaks are all truely quite distinct

All individual characters, who stop to watch and think

Bonaparte, Black-headed, Herring, Yellow-legged and Common too

Glaucous, Iceland, even Laughing Gulls make fools of me and you

They, with many cousins, are not alike at all

Please do not just name them seagulls,  but listen to each call.

So next time you see seabirds whilst deep amidst your slumbers

Remember gulls,  like humans, are so much more than simply numbers.

In dreams they may be viscious, pecking out your eyes

In truth they are more complex, carrying lost sailors’ souls within their cries.

 

 

CLP 14/04/18

 

http://www.napowrimo.net prompt for Day 14, dream interpretation…”seagull.”

Giardino Maria Luisa Fagnocchi Rava

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A fatica

Mi distacco da te

e nel pensiero

dell’ultima ora

ti porteró nel cuore

(M L Fagnocchi, Ravenna, fulgida d’oro)

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And finally

Amidst accumulated

Alpine snows

At the last hour

You open your heart to Love.

CLP 05/04/2018

 

In response to a rather challenging http://www.napowrymo.net challenge, i.e. photo, poem in a tongue foreign to the writer, interpreted in native tongue to the rhythm of the original.

Tonight Live at Institut de Beauté…

21D936F5-0288-46A1-9E08-9D145B7CC087the IMMUTABLE FAMILY

Supported by

OBLIVIOUS DAD

CAREER-BREAK MUM

Introducing by special invitation for one night only

The Other Men

Also featuring

THE SULLEN KIDS

CouldaWouldaShoulda

The Lame Excuses

MOTEL MATCHES

PUBLIC INTIMACY

ERRORS OF JUDGEMENT

The Sympathetic Neighbours

FUCK THE MORTGAGE!!

Opiate Overdose

and

Strangely Peaceful…

CLP 03/04/2018

N.B. The prompt today from http://www.napowrymo.net being a list poem using made up (punk) rock band names. If any of these are names of real bands good luck to you. If you want to name your band after any of these fictional names, be my guest.

n.b. Motel Matches would be a great band name, but it is the title of a cracking song by Elvis Costello. You can find it on his album Get Happy! 

1-2-3-4!!!