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The Cries of Seagulls

The cries of seagulls lured me there,
Where sea wind tangled up my hair.
The ocean seeped into my soul
And dreams were caught upon the shoal.
I tried to fight the salty spell,
But sirens sang to me as well.
I gave up all my thoughts of flight
And stayed to marvel at the sight
Of endless rows of breaking waves.
I prowled the beach, explored the caves
That years had fashioned in the rocks.
Communed with ships beside the docks
And each one carried me away,
Every time it left the bay.
I am attuned to tidal flow.
There is no other spot I know,
That feeds the wanderlust in me
Except to live there by the sea
And though life's currents took me far
Away from where those places are,
I can recall the scenes at will.
The cries of seagulls echo still!


Betty Lou Hebert

Published in Drury's Gazette, 2006


© Copyright 2006 Betty Lou Hebert - All Rights Reserved
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Lovely poem, Betty.  Have you been away?  Love, Joyce
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lovely as usual. I love the pictures you paint with words. and the rhyme!  yum!

the woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep, and many miles to go before I sleep...Frost


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Dear Joyce:  Thanks.  I haven't been away but I've had much less time to be on the computer.  Hopefully, that will change soon!

Love
Betty Lou
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pegasus111:  Thank you!  I always enjoy hearing from you.

Betty Lou

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Betty Lou,

I really enjoyed reading your poetry about nature again. You describe it so beautifully. Well, you have got to know that I loved this poem for sure being a Lighthouse and all. Smiles. Though 'life's current' may take us far away from some of those special places that we do so love, the imagination certainly is a most amazing thing to allow us to return there at will. Anyway, I'm glad that you returned to the sea to write this poem.

God bless.

-Bob
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SweetBettyLou~

'I am attuned to tidal flow.
There is no other spot I know,
That feeds the wanderlust in me
Except to live there by the sea'


You simply pen the most exquisite rhyme~



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Dear Betty,

You talent takes flight right here.
I adore this poem

Love,
MiCheLLe

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Lighthouse Bob:  Thank you so much for your kind words!  I have been in some wonderful old lighthouses along the Oregon Coast. Every one of them has such a fascinating history too!  Have you ever been able to see any of them?

Yes, what would we be with out memories and our imagination!

Betty Lou

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Dear Marge:

Lovely comments and thank you so much!

Love
Betty Lou

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Dear MiCheLLe: Thank you and it pleases me to know you enjoyed this poem!

Love
Betty Lou

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Dear Betty Lou

Not often did I go to the beach as a child but when I did I would listen to the sounds of the ocean inside a conche.  Your poem has brought back some fond memories.  Those seagulls are calling.......

A delightful poem indeed!

Love Verbena xo

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Dear Verbena:  Glad to hear this poem brought back some nice memories for you. I have always loved the ocean and the beach, as you can undoubtedly tell from some of the things I write. Thanks for commeting.

Love
Betty Lou

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