Sea Idyll


Around the opaleye

darting through sunshimmer

kelp is slow brown motion

and swords-edge of shadow


Where the pelican lifts

wheels into the waves lace

thrusting that cocked bill

thick in the sea's belly


As the greedy gulls crowd

and call, the pelican

bill shaking, half swallows

turns, great wings stretch for flight


Idling high on the bluff

I view a tranquil scene