"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan



Keeping the distance, by Kenneth White


that's the call of the crested tern
the gray one
the shaggy-haired one

the one who keeps always to the edge
the tidal sand
never going inland

approach him
he'll give you a wary glance
out of the corner of his eye

then wing away powerfully
over the sea
with that harsh, wild



RUTH said...

nice poem and lovely picture

B.T.Bear Esq. said...

my parents like looking at birds and are members of the RSPB. Dilly enjoys them because of the dinosaur connections. She says all birds are dragony. (or "Wagony" as she would say it).

I like this poem. It makes him sound a bit mischiefy.