coastal route
the heavy traffic
of gulls


12 Responses

  1. Pravat Says:

    An interesting image. I liked the use of the phrase, 'the heavy traffic' in this ku.

    a seagull
    in its maiden journey–
    sea to the sky

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: ink, sweat and tears, June 2018

  2. Leanne Mumford Says:

    A clear picture, Marion. I can hear the gulls, as well as see them!

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Thank you, Leanne. I was hoping the reader would experience a little of that. 😊

    marion

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    coastal route
    the heavy traffic
    of gulls

    —MARION CLARKE

    I love the switch to an expected traffic sprawl of cars and trucks and it's thankfully just gulls. :-)

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Thanks, Alan.

    In fact, when I think about it, you were the person who persuaded me to drop the ‘sea’ from ‘gulls’, something that I was reluctant to do at first, since we’ve always referred to them as the S word round here! 😄 But now I’m used to it.

    This came to me a few years ago while I was traveling on a bus to Kilkeel, just along the coast from here. It was early morning and I was heading to a poetry workshop and was mesmerised by gulls swooping and soaring while stuck in a line of traffic.

    marion

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    Ah, yes, I remember, because I was told I had to drop it, even there is very old precedent onwards to keep it. But of course with 'coastal' we have the show don't tell we are by the sea. :-)

    Human traffic interfering with the wildlife again! Ashton Kutcher has been telling us it's out of control now.

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Yes, he’d to break ongrained habits.

    I’m ashamed to say I had to Google him.

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Oops – hard to break ingrained habits.

  9. Alan Summers Says:

    Gosh, and Ashton Kutcher said about people losing IQ points due to Google, paraphrasing, allegedly. ;-)

  10. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Thanks for commenting, Pravat. It’s quite a common phrase to describe traffic, but I liked the idea of applying it to gulls, as around here they are quite portly during the tourist season! 😄

    marion

  11. Anitha Varma Says:

    Very interesting… Unexpected climax.. :)

  12. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Thank you, Anitha. :)

    Marion

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