The Predawn Cry of the Gulls

air-84665_1920

By Edd B. Jennings

The ptarmigan started up with the light.
They have that friendly barnyard sound.

The gulls in the predawn darkness,
crying from a great distance
strike a deeper emotion.

Men for ages, before setting out into the unknown,
must have listened to the predawn cry of the gulls
in the still darkness,

And must have shrunk inward a bit at the sound,
as they wondered at their strength.

      
Bio: Edd B. Jennings runs cattle along the New River in the mountains of Virginia.

Advertisements

One thought on “The Predawn Cry of the Gulls

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s