Laughing Gull

Craving compassion
I seek the wisdom
of the river –

Her glimmering waters
reflect sun’s warmth
I am at once calmed

and uplifted –
seagull raises his wings
emits an ungodly chuckle.

(Image, my own, is not actually a Laughing Gull, but the title fits.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

36 thoughts on “Laughing Gull”

      1. The All About Birds site has some really good recordings. They have a very interesting sound, distinctively a laugh, not at all like the gull sound I’m used to!

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  1. I always need to have water close. by….and am fortunate enough to have the River Thames minutes away and the cry of sea gulls.
    I love your image and the words definitely resonate with me. Janet ๐Ÿ™‚

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