Seagulls in the Locks

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This flock of seagulls in the lock,
when all cavort in frantic flight,
their airborne antics are a sight.

Their noise gives passengers a shock,
From high pitch shrieking, giving fright.
This flock of seagulls in the lock.

It’s just our presence that they mock,
disturbing peace where they alight,
when all cavort in frantic flight.

While doing so, they often squawk,
maneuver quickly left and right.
Their airborne antics are a sight.

This flock of seagulls in the lock,
when all cavort in frantic flight,
their airborne antics are a sight.

 

Author Notes:

hese are seagulls that I saw cavorting in Lock and Dam #3, on the Mississippi River, just above Red Wing, Minnesota. My wife and I were on a cruise boat, from Treasure Island Casino, to take in the autumn colors. We were disappointed in that. It seems the leaves this year are going directly from green to brown, but the cruise and brunch provided were delightful.

This poem is a Rondeau Tercet.
A Rondeau Tercet retains the pedigree of its French repeating namesake, the Rondeau, only in Tercet stanzas. In this Rondeau format, all three of the lines of the first stanza take their turn in the repeat sequences, and then close out the poem once again. The classical Rondeau transitions are required to create the result. The rhyme scheme accommodates this as follows:
A,B1,B2 — a,b,A — a,b,B1 — a,b,B2 — A,B1,B2
The lines are typically written in iambic tetrameter.

This photo was taken by the author himself on October 18, 2015.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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