Gulls ~ A poem by Juliet Wilson


Gulls dive-bomb each other,
squabble over perching rights
on chimney pots,
throw back their heads
in raucous chorus,
rip rubbish sacks to shreds,
steal chicks from nests
and eat them on the roofs

then launch into the sky
to soar on thermals,
sharp white wings
against the blue.

Juliet Wilson

Juliet is an adult education tutor and conservation volunteer living in Edinburgh, UK. She blogs at and tweets @craftygreenpoet. Her poetry has been widely published including in Mslexia and in the form of cupcakes.

Photo credit @rskjerven at

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