Beach Scenes | Two Poems

The Seagull


Wings of fog and slate,

Stretching toward distant horizons.

Banking, circling, leaning;

Perfect balance

And effortless grace,

Motionless motion;

Resting, reclining,

Carried at will

On gossamer air.

Poem: © 9-18-97; C. Elizabeth Carl

© 5-30-15 C. Elizabeth Carl Elias

Enters Night


Lone gull

On empty dunes;

Setting sun,

Ebbing tide.

Discarded footprints

Along the shore,

Freshening breeze

Stirring grass;

The soft silent sounds

Of night slipping in.

Poem: © circa 1997 C.Elizabeth Carl
© 5-30-15 C. Elizabeth Carl Elias

© 2015 Liz Elias

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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

Very nicely done my friend.whonu

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DzyMsLizzy 20 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thanks so very much, whonunuwho, I'm glad you enjoyed!

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bravewarrior 20 months ago from Central Florida

These are both so peaceful and free. Beautiful work, Lizzy!

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DzyMsLizzy 20 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, bravewarrior!

Thank you so very much; delighted you liked this pair. In my binder, these are on separate pages, but I stuck them together here as they seemed well-matched, and, to lengthen the Hub a bit towards HP standards of preferring lengthier articles. LOL...even though this is not a poetry-friendly site for the most part. ;-)

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The Examiner-1 19 months ago

Beautiful DzyMsLizzy. It made me wish that I could fly above the beach and feel the breeze as I soared along the shore. I voted up, shared and pinned it.


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DzyMsLizzy 19 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, Kevin!

I'm pleased you so enjoyed these poems; that they invoked such feelings. Thanks so much for the vote, share and pin!

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PegCole17 15 months ago from Dallas, Texas

These lovely poems brought beautiful images of sand and sea. How wonderful to soar on "wings of fog and slate."

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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thank you, Peg. I'm so glad you enjoyed these two snippets of my mind at play. ;-)

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