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Salute The Terns

Brisk beach winds spray
Specks of sand in the air
Perched in regal pose patiently
A squadron of Royal Terns
Take their posts in the 
Bird formation on whisking sands

Orange beaks point in unison
Cutting through flowing air
Breezes bristling crown feathers
Gently patting grey and white bodies
As they waft while at
Standing attention ready for
Nature's orders

Some think we're deigned to order nature
Or is nature destined to order us
Watching their orderly routines
Beautiful designs so soothing
When they take to the sky
Something deep within us appreciates it
And who knows why

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/5/2018 3:33:00 PM
It's unanimous - still a beauty. Back with more well deserved congrats.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/5/2018 6:42:00 PM
Poetry is such a conundrum. One workshop I'm in tore this poem apart last visit. But it seems to do well, some others even like it. Go figure. Regardless, thanks for your support and kind words.
Date: 5/29/2018 7:57:00 PM
Here I am again. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/5/2018 6:47:00 PM
I use contests as an evaluation tool. Your comments do matter, winning on occasion helps balance the self critic in me. One workshop I'm in tore this poem apart. Go figure. Your support and kind words have real value to me. Thank you.
Date: 5/14/2018 11:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your #1 win! Lol again... this is truly a winner.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 5/14/2018 5:05:00 PM
Thanks so much Susan for noticing. Your podium finish does not go without notice for me. All the poets love you and your work. No surprise, this piece has great feeling, simplicity and classic rhyme.
Date: 5/14/2018 11:32:00 AM
What lovely imagery and a total mood piece. Your feeling of being awestruck totally comes through. Congrats on your well deserved gold medal win, Greg.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 5/14/2018 5:08:00 PM
With great appreciation Line, I know you were already familiar with this poem, I hesitated entering it. In an act of great integrity, you saw fit to recognize it once again. Thank you so much.
Date: 4/28/2018 6:13:00 AM
Back with another congratulations for another win. Your imagery is beautifully done. :)
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Greg Gaul
Date: 4/28/2018 3:11:00 PM
Susan, this is really cool. Now I get to return "salute" you once again. Ain't it fun? Seriously though, thanks for your kind attention.
Date: 4/18/2018 12:55:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this beautiful poem.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 4/18/2018 7:19:00 AM
Susan, your attention is most appreciated. Thank you.
Date: 4/15/2018 10:11:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats, Greg. Beautifully done.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 4/16/2018 7:51:00 AM
One good tern deserves another, as they say.
Date: 4/11/2018 9:12:00 PM
A lovely salute indeed, Greg. Beautiful imagery. Superb.
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