Song for a dead gannet

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go back go back

to the salty sea

go back to the salty sea

to the salty sea

 

gannet gannet on the beach

beak is dry as bone

eye is just a hole

feathers

feathers blowing in the wind

gannet

gannet on the beach

beak is dry as bone

 

and you

with your beak so sharp

and your eyes so blue

 

go back

go back

to the stormy sea

 

and you

you have known the sky

known the screaming winds

and the crashing storms

skimming, riding,

battling the air

diving to the sea

forceful

gannet 

 

go back go back

to the salty sea

 

 

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jack purvis

Tue 23rd Dec 2014 14:55

Having just taken up poeting I cannot speak learnedly about content or rhythm. But it created pictures for me

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 22nd Dec 2014 17:00

A most unusual production with the sad cruel inevitability of a wild thing meeting death
given a haunting interpretation.
I remember during a hike across the highlands
of Scotland finding the body of a large crow (I
think) that had been caught in a trap (that had
not been inspected as it should have been) and
had died a lonely and protracted death. I
would have kicked the person responsible for that trap and for his neglect! This post brought it back to mind.

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 18th Dec 2014 12:26

In retrospect I agree about the title Ann.
With the picture (although I never like pictures to accompany a poem) you could have got away with calling it just Gannet.

Incredible musical background, really eerie!

Once again its good to have you back on WOL.

Graham

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Rose Casserley

Wed 17th Dec 2014 21:49

While looking at the picture and listening to the song,I was very much moved.

In fact,almost to tears!


Very,very moving,and hauntingly beautiful!x

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 17th Dec 2014 14:02

SPOOKY!we blogged a poem quite similar to this one,and with a similar picture..('Having played his part')-17th Jan 2012.


SPOOKY!SPOOKY!SPOOKY! xx

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Laura Taylor

Wed 17th Dec 2014 11:38

Puts me in mind of Bjork does this!

Lovely - as Anthony says, very atmospheric. The recording's ace - loving the stereo back and forth effects. Really quite haunting, and there's an instrument used in the background (a scraper of some kind maybe, or electronically produced) that actually sounds like the movement of sand (or it does to me, anyway).

Excellent :)

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Anthony Emmerson

Tue 16th Dec 2014 15:46

A lovely listen Ann - very atmospheric. The only thing I'd question is the title, "Song for a dead gannet" or "Dead gannet song" - a little too near Monty Python to be taken seriously methinks! :)

Regards,

A.E. x

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 15th Dec 2014 19:01

Really good to see you posting again Ann. Will give this a listen but it reads well too.

regards,

Graham

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