Friday, April 15, 2011

Sandy Hook

gull wing curve of beach terns
in flocks like sheep standing one-legged
weather vanes into the wind swirls
and eddies of clam shells mussels
chaff of dune grass pebbles drifting
the gentle swells of sand white caps
bottle caps fishing skiffs sand castles
afternoon lineup of jets overhead in the wind
a plastic bag rolls over and over

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Monmouth County Audubon's bi-monthly field trip to Sandy Hook meets tomorrow at the Visitor's Center at 10 am. Laughing Gulls have arrived as have other spring migrants. Join us to welcome them back!


Webtoad said...

Nice poem, a very evocative snapshot of the beach & shore.

Anonymous said...

The laughting gulls are back! I love listening to them..sounds like summer.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Liked that writing!