Frosty reception

Posted: April 29, 2016 in nature poems

Today at Toads Bjorn Rudberg wants us to take a picture from the nearest window and write a poem of not more than a 100 words- see http://withrealtoads.

toads poem pic

May is a breath away but
this morning a cold-bladed wind
chills the river,
puts ice in the sun.
Gulls gather at the weir’s edge,
scattered broken teeth holding
fast in a steel blue current.
It threatens to flush them down
to the river mouth
and fling them back out to sea.

  1. Oh yes.. April still hesitates here as well… love the image of the gulls on the weir (a great word btw)…

  2. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    You had me at the opening line 😀 wonderful write.

  3. Kerry O'Connor says:

    That is quite the dramatic view!

  4. Mama Zen says:

    Gorgeous imagery!

  5. elleceef says:

    What a wonderful view, I can almost hear the seagulls, you have brought life to this picture with your poem.

  6. ihatepoetry says:

    This was exquisite. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. Sherry Marr says:

    How lovely to have a view of the river……..I can feel the chill….which so soon will give way to heat.

  8. ‘a cold-bladed wind
    chills the river,..’
    So dramatically beautiful.
    A wonderful glimpse of a moment in your morning…

  9. whimsygizmo says:

    This is GREAT:
    “puts ice in the sun.”

  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Wonderful sharp description.

  11. C.C. says:

    That first line is breathtaking 🙂

  12. I like the description of gulls “scattered broken teeth holding fast in a steel blue current” April isn’t fond of welcoming May it seems. Great piece!

  13. the “broken teeth” is very observant! What an amazing view. And the “swept out to sea” is a great ending.

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