A harbor seal surfaces to see what
all the commotion is in his environment.
By PAUL HERTELENDY
Gulls in chorus sound soprano calls
In brilliant sonic luminosity
Above the port at sunrise
Over glassy sea reflecting more than even poets.
A glacier-capped colossus mountain
Serves as beacon landmark on this far frontier
That overlooks the forest, land and ocean tide.
With fanning, wagging tails, see water,
Going thoroughly ecstatic-frenzied,
Running on and jumping in,
Unleashing radiating waves
Announcing shoreline come to life,
Awakening a fishing harbor seals deep curiosity.
His underwater head bobs up
Evaluating land-based interlopers,
Launching yet another wavelet circle
Radiating his inflated ego
To compete with lordly canine revelry.
©2012 by Paul Hertelendy. The photo is an artist-enhanced version of an internet photo. This column first posted June 25, 2012.
Paul Hertelendy is critic and webmaster for the arts-review web site www.artssf.com, and is also the Piedmont (CA) Centennial poet laureate. To visit his website, click here: PAUL
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