Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Secret Rendezvous

                                                                 Photo: from The Guardian Eyewitnesses
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

How he loved the sounds
Never had he felt so excited
It was all by accident
It only happened
barely a week ago
Now he is here
Practically every waking hour
Sometimes three  times in a day

They craved for him
The familiar engine sound
Of his old jalopy was enough
They swooped, they shrieked
To readily indicate their welcome

Seagulls have that uncanny
ability to recognize car sounds
And like Pavlov’s canine came
back again knowing
there was bread for the picking

He had profusely thanked
the bread-vendor
One  who let it be  known
of this secret rendezvous
when he had only desired
for a loaf of bread
Yes, that was barely a week ago
He had not looked back since

Written for Tess' Mag #197 and Poetry Pantry #179


  1. pavlovs pooch woof!
    ALOHA to YOU
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

  2. This one sounds good and is easy enough to follow. But I wonder if it has deeper meaning than what I understand.

    1. Dear Pakcik
      Nice to see you here. I hope the flood inconvenience is over now. Yes, more of wanting to indicate an unlikely discovery can lead to many wonderful moments.


  3. What can occur from one simple spot, can lead life down a path to a new plot

  4. Absolutely looking forward too! Seagulls, birds of all, they are so smart indeed! Nice magpie!

  5. Oh this sings as nicely as kittiwakes ...

  6. I love the direction of this poem.

  7. I love this interpretation of the photo. I once lived on the ocean and we had a crotchety old tattered seagull who came to our porch every mealtime waiting for scraps. I loved him.

  8. The image is beautiful and your words have given life to it - tis lovely to be so much in touch with nature.
    Anna :o]

  9. Beautiful words woven down in accordance with the image..brilliant !

  10. I had a spot like that and strongly relate to your poem and the photo. Thanks for visiting my site,


  11. I like the notion of gulls being trained to traffic sounds like Pavlov's dogs...