seagulls squawk in the near distance,
wind gusts blow bursts of static in my ears
pelicans catch my eyes..
such big-billed birds
beautiful. i wait for their song too..
but there was no song ,
and the wind in my ears
now suddenly seemed like music,
how the pelicans fly, glide!
outstretched, divide invisible air
now reunited behind their flighted paths
wings like double boomerangs conjoined,
arc of sky, pelicans,
huge airfoils of flight lift: white,
edged with beautiful dark feathers,
..touch down touchlessly, flare,
skim glassy water,
photo © 2006 W Roberts
words © 2009 W Roberts
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