Saturday, 23 August 2008

Arctic Tern by Carol Thistlethwaite

Changing technique with the tide.
from headfirst dive
to web-foot-drop,
hesitant with
stop-
start-
stop.

Wings and streamers
steady
eyes,
searching
down
into the shingle,
plucking
movement
freshly salted and abandoned
by the now receding
sea.

Carol Thistlethwaite, Lancashire, UK

4 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Carol is a creative writing and learning support tutor. Her first individual poetry collection, from the field book, was published by BeWrite Books March 2008. Her hobbies include walking and bird watching and she is the resident reviewer for Carillon.

haiku-shelf said...

I enjoyed it very much to read Carol`s poem!

A poem full of movement, a fresh breeze!


Best wishes,
Angelika

gingatao said...

Another beautiful bird poem. This one does swoop and lands perfectly, the ending of the poem just glides out softly and beautifully.

Mistlethrush said...

Angelica and Gingato - thanks for the comments. And what a lovely flock metaphors you've created!