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Feral and beautiful

A gull
A gull

The Gull

The wild white gull comes screaming, billowed and tossed
In the sacred air, over the shore and inland
On the storm. How far and soaring fast it flings
The springing magic of the earth, feathers
Aflame in the cruciform of blood and sky,
And tendons taut with excellence! How high
And blest it wheels in tribute through the wind,
To turn past beauty’s shaping to the sea!

~ John Hay Continue reading “Feral and beautiful”