Draw a Bird Day: Seagull

seagull 3s

voices in waves
sea calling gathering in
cadenced desire

Seagulls and pigeons are the main birds I see from my window.  But I hear robins every morning, and crows have started to visit the neighboring roofs as well.

This is a multiple poem posting for both Colleen’s #TankaTuesday (poet’s choice of words) and Frank Tassone’s “#Haikai Challenge #133 (twittering).  Seagulls do not twitter, so I wrote the lines above.

seagull 1s

I’ve been wanting to try a gogyoka, so for that I put in a little twittering.

sky wakes
with birds twittering dawn
stirring clouds
scattering colors
across each uncharted day

seagull 2s

Once again I’m posting for Draw a Bird Day as a place keeper for MeMadTwo until Nina gets back.  I’m doing NaPoWriMo at https://kblog.blog/

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53 responses to “Draw a Bird Day: Seagull”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    I like words and drawings, especially the gogyoka. The birds waking and colors and clouds moving across “an uncharted day.”

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  2. Frank J. Tassone says :

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (4/8/20): K’s latest haiku and #gogyohka for my current #haikai challenge!

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  3. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) says :

    Lovely post, Kerfe. The second poem captures the daily magic of dawn with a gentle paucity of words. And I love the movement of the gulls, which I see every day, “voices in waves”, the perspective of the first drawing and the wonderful wing and tail position of the last gull. 😊

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Excellent poem, Marta and lovely paintings too with a pencil. The first three were too good.

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  5. judeitakali says :

    So creative and beautiful poetry. I like the art too

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  6. robertawrites235681907 says :

    I love your artwork, especially the one on a dark background. Great poetry too.

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  7. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    Your words and your visual art- fly off the page!

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  8. jazzytower says :

    Nicely done.😊
    Love the drawings too!


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  9. jazzytower says :

    Nicely done.😊
    Love the drawings too!


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  10. kiddlescarol says :

    Awesome submissions for DABD, Kerfe. Sending love and well wishes. Please pass along to Kerfe, too! 🥰

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  11. Poet Rummager says :

    Birds in flight! Beautiful & exhilarating, K. Was the top drawing done in chalk pastels? Lovely gogyoka.

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  12. D. Wallace Peach says :

    So pretty, Kerfe, and you capture their flight beautifully. The return of the birds is always the first sign of spring around here. 🙂

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  13. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    Kerfe, I always love your bird art and poetry. I love that the crows are coming back. ❤

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  14. Liz Gauffreau says :

    I also particularly like the gogyoka!

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  15. rothpoetry says :

    Great Sketches! Love the Haiku!

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  16. Just Barry says :

    You have a poet’s heart and an artist’s eye… lovely work.

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  17. Vanessa Valeros Calapano says :

    Your a wonderful poet. Maybe I should start using thesaurus too from now on, stock knowledge is not reliable at all times. LOL.
    By the way, I am a new blogger and I just recently, I made a challenge to myself. For the next 21 days I will be visiting blog put its blog link on my blog. I hope you can support me this.
    I also followed your blog.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks. Yes a thesaurus is good.
      The best way to build a following is to visit the same bloggers you like frequently and comment. That way you build up a relationship. If you are a poet I suggest participating in the prompts at dverse poets, or other prompt sites where you also interact with the same bloggers on a regular basis.


  18. Sheldon Kleeman says :

    Hey guys how goes it

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  19. calmkate says :

    Great sketches, especially those seagulls they seem alive!
    And great Haiku so accompany them … you have talent 🙂

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  20. Léa says :

    If I have a favorite bird, it would be the Sea Gull without question. They don’t stray far from home and I am close enough to the Mediterranean that they stop by and visit on the days I don’t get down there… You do them proud.

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