Angela Wybrow

Rookie - 482 Points (Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

Song Of The Seals - Poem by Angela Wybrow

I longed to hear the song of the seals,
So, very tightly, I closed my eyes;
But, although I concentrated really hard,
I could only hear the seagull’s cries.

So I wrote the seals a little letter,
Then I dropped it into the sea;
But the seals remained as silent as could be,
And they would not sing for me.

So then I wrote upon the sand,
In letters some three feet wide:
But my message was erased by the tide.

I hoped the seals would decide to sing,
As I longed to be entertained,
But although I listened so carefully,
Quiet those seals still remained.

Then, very suddenly, they began to sing –
High-pitched ‘ooohs’ rather than words.
Although I couldn’t understand their song,
It was the most beautiful sound I’d heard.

The song I heard was strange but sweet:
I had never heard such a sound before.
As I stood upon the soft silken sand,
I willed them to sing me some more.

As I stood and listened to their sad song,
I couldn’t quite believe my two ears.
It was a really special moment for me,
And I cried some happy salt tears.

The seals sweet song came to an end,
And silence fell across the bay.
Filled with joy, I stood and watched
As the seals swam swiftly away.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This piece was inspired by one of Mairi Hedderwick's 'Katie Morag' stories!

Comments about Song Of The Seals by Angela Wybrow

  • Silver Star - 3,266 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (3/12/2014 7:16:00 AM)

    a thought-provoking poem, why the song of the seals is sad! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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