Wednesday, 12 August 2009

golden evening light -
even the gulls
look noble.



a version of this haiku was published in Haiku Scotland 21.

11 comments:

Despairing said...

Noble gulls? Not possible!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lol, despairing, I did say even!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I laughed, not being a fan of gulls.

Deb G said...

I actually like sea gulls. Maybe because they always bring back childhood to me, make me think of home...and the right light does create magic.

steven said...

perhaps none of you are from the era of jonathon livingston seagull?!!! lovely haiku!! steven

Rabbits' Guy said...

Behold, the Noble Gull ...

Uh - Ya - I don't think so either!

But sure ... under just the right circumstances, a Gull might look noble ... like riding a Unicorn.

Annie said...

Beautiful.

I love them and then I hate them! At 4.15 this morning, I hated their racket. Walking home last night, I saw a gull turn in the sunlight to get a pink belly as it curved over the chimney stacks.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I do agree about gulls Juliet. Rather like rooks - they are so common that people either ignore them or hate them (or both) - maybe in the golden evening light they take on a new importance.

angie said...

I think gulls do indeed look noble and perhaps they need to maintain some dignity, doing as they do.

especially in the 'golden evening light.'

wonderful haiku.

Delwyn said...

Hi Juliet

I think all of nature can look noble at the right time...you caught it...

Happy days

Lucy said...

Seagulls are one of those things where I try to imagine if they were rare and special how impressive they'd be, and to see them that way. They really do look marvellous in evening light.

Magpies I find really difficult to admire, though their shape and plumage is unarguably magnificent...