Passing pleasantries

Jem writes about the Sussex coast and countryside where he lives. I really liked this seagull conversation.



I overheard a conversation
above me in the sky
as two seagulls passed up in the blue
casually flying by
But as I am not fluent
in ‘Gull’ I’m sad to say
that I have no idea
of what was said there yesterday

But judging by their faces
I am pretty certain that
a pleasantry was there exchanged
during their short chat
“Hello Steve, a lovely day”
“Yes John, I quite agree”
“Are you going fishing later?”
“Great, I’ll see you out at sea”

I’d like to think that’s what was said
above as down below
Exchanging words of greeting
with others that we know
A passing word, a little smile
goes a long, long way
and can make quite the difference
to the pleasure of a day


Photo – Jempics

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Passing pleasantries

5 thoughts on “Passing pleasantries

  1. I don’t know why but we have seagulls every winter in Bedford Indiana. They appear to like the parking lot of the local shops. I thought they only loved the sea and mountains. Can’t say I am disappointed. good poem.

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      1. Ahh .. okay. Who knows? They they will go anywhere it seems, where the living is easy for them. Having lived in the Selkirk mountain range for nearly 40 years. I have seen them there too. They over-winter on Kootenay lake, for sure. Some stay for summer. That’s not so surprising. Yes they like the high cliffs. Cheers Jamie.

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