Learn More

Lucy Maud Montgomery

(30 November 1874 – 24 Nisan 1942 / New London)

The Gulls


I

Soft is the sky in the mist-kirtled east,
Light is abroad on the sea,
All of the heaven with silver is fleeced,
Holding the sunrise in fee.
Lo! with a flash and uplifting of wings
Down where the long ripples break,
Cometh a bevy of glad-hearted things,
'Tis morn, for the gulls are awake.


II

Slumberous calm on the ocean and shore
Comes with the turn of the tide;
Never a strong-sweeping pinion may soar,
Where the tame fishing-boats ride!
Far and beyond in blue deserts of sea
Where the wild winds are at play,
There may the spirits of sea-birds be free­
'Tis noon, for the gulls are away.


III

Over the rim of the sunset is blown
Sea-dusk of purple and gold,
Speed now the wanderers back to their own,
Wings the most tireless must fold.
Homeward together at twilight they flock,
Sated with joys of the deep
Drowsily huddled on headland and rock­
'Tis night, for the gulls are asleep.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: fishing, sunset, purple, sea, ocean, silver, together, heaven, sky, light, night, fish, joy, wind

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Gulls by Lucy Maud Montgomery )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  2. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. The Three Kings, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Beautiful flower, gajanan mishra
  2. A Fool, crystal ruth
  3. The Game, douglas scotney
  4. Cover Me With You, George Dee Vuy
  5. Loss In A Mirror, Naveed Akram
  6. Angelwalk 2, Mr. Spock
  7. Nine Views of the Huang Shang, Paul Hartal
  8. Died Eagle, Nassy Fesharaki
  9. Calm Days'll Arrive, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  10. Aches Of Mermen, Naveed Akram
[Hata Bildir]