Seagulls in the Sun

Seagulls in the Sun

Seagulls with their points of view
Sometimes don’t agree.
The Sun that warms them loves them, too,
Chanting by the sea.


Text: Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Victoria is hosting with the theme symbolism. Hopefully these seagulls symbolize something besides seagulls which may not always be pleasant.  I see them as enchanters of earth, sea and sunny sky.

Photo: “Seagulls in the Sun” by the author.

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

68 thoughts on “Seagulls in the Sun”

  1. I love seagulls. We had an extract of the book read to us in assembly at school when I was a teen, I have bought many copies since and always distributed them to others with joy. In our house there is also a verb- “to seagull” ….it means to steal the food from the plate of another………

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  2. “Mine? Mine? Mine? Mine!”

    This poem reminds me of that scene from Finding Nemo with the seagulls, pressing for advantage, oblivious to the world around them. Our limited perspectives and opinions beneath the scope of the cosmos can often be an apt parallel to squawking sea birds.

    Nicely done!

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    1. I love their company on a beach along with the sandpipers and the many creatures I am completely unaware of that live there. A beach wouldn’t be a beach without them. Thank you, Annell!

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    1. I like watching them scramble for crumbs although I don’t bring any to the beach figuring I don’t know how safe those crumbs are for even me to eat. You’re right. We could learn from them. Thanks, Charley!

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  3. I’m not sure I catch the symbolism unless you make the Sun into a god and seagulls into people with different views. Maybe that was it.
    BTW, I enjoy gulls a lot too. People dismiss them, calling them sea rats, but to me, it seems we are the guests on their beaches.

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    1. Mainly the seagulls are symbols for us to meet the requirements of the prompt. However, now that you mention it, I don’t mind suggesting that the Sun is a form of consciousness. I like indulging in Ruskin’s pathetic fallacy. Besides, who knows what the Sun’s interior life is like? I also like seagulls and I enjoy photographing them. Thanks, Sabio!

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    1. Originally it was “chatting”, but then I changed it to try to get those seagulls to symbolize us in some way with their noisy, but delightful behavior. It might not have worked. Thanks, Mary!

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  4. Seagulls always talk talk talk. Ha.

    I think the symbolism here is that we will not always agree with one another,
    but that we should listen and respect others. That unconditional love extends
    beyond agreement.

    And our differences at texture to life.

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  5. One of my favorite aspects of our two week annual stay at Provincetown in Cape Cod is the sight and sounds of the sea gulls. I love to watch them soar — I feel their freedom and feel uplifted. I also enjoy hearing their angry noises when one is eating a dead fish near the shore and others come threatening to abscond with the meal for themselves. 🙂

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