"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry unites." ~Anon

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson

Written by Fenny Sterenborg
She lives in the Netherlands
Her blog: Fenny's Bla Bla Blog


In the early hours of the day
I think of you who wandered off
to foreign shores and other arms
and wonder how you’ve been
Draped in a blanket
against the morning cold
I stare at the waves
collapsing on the beach
and watch another day begin
A gull cries harsh and loud
for no apparent reason
it seems
but I don’t know his mind either

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. jack sender said...
    well constructed - space and emotion in a few words. good work, Fenny.
    WHY said...
    This is pure emotion - brings to mind all the friends,lovers, family members, strangers forever etched in my heart and who I will never be able to see again. Beautiful writing!
    K.Lawson Gilbert said...
    I love the way you compare the one who left, with the intrusive gull.

    Great last line: "...but I don’t know his mind either." So good!
    CLAY said...
    "A gull cries harsh and loud
    for no apparent reason
    it seems"

    This piece is filled with motion, little stops like "it seems" make you rethink your entire approach to the previous parts. Brilliant work Ms. Sterenborg.

    Ever Yours,
    Clayrn Darrow
    Sarah Hina said...
    Very poignant reflection of isolation and loss. That ocean separating them feels like it will never be crossed.

    I really loved this one, Fenny.

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