Friday, March 04, 2011


Photo by SnaggleTooth March 2011

I fly on the edge of night
Seeking safe haven
A rocky roost in the cold
Until I sense more light
If another sun rises
Again I will see my world
My place flowing with waves
Feathered companions
Weathering the gusty gales
Winning bits of respect
Flock together loudly cry
Time to settle in the dark
Image by SnaggleTooth March 2011
Poem by
March 3, 2011


At 6:03 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

This is so cool. I see the bird landing in the photo and I see another bird, wings spread for a landing in your adaptation. The poem is right on. Lovely all.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

That is a wonderful poem to go along with that beautiful picture.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger desk49 said...

Day after day
from dawn to dusk
I will survive today
till taken away
cry on seagull cry on

At 11:22 AM, Blogger TALON said...

Such beautiful words to go with the amazing photo, Snaggle. I think that's how the birds think...

At 5:54 PM, Blogger Cloudia said...

such an uplifting post!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral



At 10:56 PM, Blogger Neo said...

I like that first shot snaggle. Funny how they show up out of the blue like that. Who knew seagulls were such hams? :)

Nice :>

- N

At 3:00 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Gran Annie, Glad you enjoyed what I found. Thanks

Lynn, Thanks, I'm trying to think as if I'm the bird.

Ellis, Thanks for the essence poem. Night must be difficult for them, being creatures depending on keen sight.

Talon, Thanks, n that's what I just explained to Lynn! I was really close to them that day-

Cloudia, Welcome again. Thankyou. I like to write about flying.

Neo, It's been a long winter for the seabirds too- finally the ice has melted, so they're eating better there. I didn't chase them, n they didn't fly away. Thanks

At 9:19 AM, Blogger ... Paige said...

I love that piece! wonderful

At 6:35 PM, Blogger LL Cool Joe said...

Now that's a great photo of the bird, you captured it so well.

At 3:21 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Paige, Glad you liked it. I just really like pretending I'm the bird...

LLcoolJ, Thanks, it's my Fave of the whole days pics. They're tough to get well without high shutter speed control, low light, n fast movement- n a bad zoom on my cam.

At 3:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful poem.
The bird flying across the exact middle of the picture too.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Tabor said...

I can hear the lilt of spring in these words.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Neo said...


At 4:30 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

ArtsRichard, Thanks. It is tough getting pics of them, especially centereed n in focus!

Tabor, Welcome to ESR comments! I can hear some rain instead of snow, so even tho it's 40F n stormy, it may indeed be influencing my words... thanks

Neo, 14

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Neo said...

oops 15 ;P

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, Is this a contest? 16

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

"winning bits of respect" I really like that. One of my favorite lines of yours, Snag.

Hope seagull is getting lots of fish these days.


At 9:53 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, Thanks. I'm sure most folks see the noisy bird chatter as annoying, but I think it's demanding respect from the flockmates. there'a always a pecking order, after all-
Me too

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Neo said...

mhm 19!

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, Ta Da 20! Too bad half are just me...

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Neo said...

21! Blackjack!!!!!!!


At 2:45 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, I'm sorry but the casino is on the boardwalk in Atlantic City!


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