Royal Terns, the Moon and the Sunrise

Royal Terns

Terns wonder what I’m looking at
As I return their stare.
They do not move. They’re in some groove.
I love their goofy hair.

Venus shines but in the Sun.
Mars and Jupiter
Play with the Moon, that crescent Lune,
While wakened seagulls stir.

Waves keep up their wavy stuff.
They lick sand smooth near me.
The patient Sun begins its run
With birds and Moon and sea.

Text: Linked to dVerse Open Link Night hosted by Grace.

Photos: “Royal Terns”, above, and “Birds, Sun and Sea”, below.

Birds, Sun and Sea

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

68 thoughts on “Royal Terns, the Moon and the Sunrise”

  1. This is absolutely breathtaking!❤️ I love the image of “The patient Sun begins its run with birds and Moon and sea.” Beautifully penned! 🙂

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  2. kaykuala

    The patient Sun begins its run
    With birds and Moon and sea.

    Life takes its own course and moves on in tandem. Man would have to adjust or be left behind!


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  3. SMiLes.. Frank i enCouNTeRed SaTurDaY
    YeS.. WiTH Red BeaK inSteaD oF OrAnge
    A Stay of Terns on Biloxi
    Beaches too.. A Turn A
    Flock and FLiGHT
    uP SwirLinG
    ‘the’ Sun
    MoRE and
    Back to me
    Free AGaiN..
    A Tern i am aGAiN too
    NoW oFF to: DancE aGaiN
    oN Land.. WiTH
    Happy Weekend Frank..:)

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  4. Nice mix of whimsey & nostalgia. I don’t think we have terns on the west coast, or I’ve just not noticed them. Your final stanza is killer.

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  5. Let’s see… everyone has had a chance to play with your “tern of phrase.” Now that I’ve got that out of our system… the tone of the poem is… unloaded, unwinding, unwound. It fit perfectly. Your photos are always wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Charley! I didn’t even know there was such as thing as a “tern” until recently. Then I saw their goofy hair. Definitely not a seagull or pigeon.


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