The Albatross

 

I was walking down the street,

With nary a thought in mind.

When I spied an Albatross,

Flashing his behind.

 

He raised his head and looked at me,

Perhaps he’s asking who?

So I will do my very best,

And try to think this through.

 

He seemed to be considering,

What I do not know.

So I approached him warily,

My curiosity in tow.

 

He turned around and cocked his eye,

He’s giving me a look.

As if to say:  he’s thinking,

And I am on the hook!

 

He took a step and shook his head,

It seems he’s changed his mind,

Then he takes a running leap,

And I am left behind.

 

With gentle grace he soars above,

High among the clouds,

I am left so far below,

Just one amongst the crowds.

 

Now I think back fondly,

Of the gift that was bestowed.

Of a gentle creature,

Who for a moment slowed.

32 thoughts on “The Albatross

  1. Murphy’s Law

    Pam, you outdid yourself, again. I love this poem. And your photo is icing on the cake! Wouldn’t it be a hoot if your poem came true? What an experience!
    Ginger

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. quiall Post author

      I would love to see an albatross but unfortunately they do not live in my neck of the woods. They did at one time but for some reason they have gone away. Sad.

      Like

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.