Sea Lions at the Beach
My sister Amanda often talks about animals inspiring her poetry by their beauty, action, and qualities. This poem below titled “Sea today” is about “green lions” and the sea. We hope you enjoy Amanda’s poem and please post a comment as we would really enjoy that!
Amanda Jackson (1969 – )
Are you a Green Lion today, with a lot to say
Or a litter of mewling cubs tumbling at play?
Are you muscle and sinew coiled to spring
Flinging foam and sea spray on the wind;
Or do you grow plump, crouch ready to run
Playfully one after the other and lap the sand?
This poem is inspired by the opening stanza of “Green Lions”
From “Green Lions”
By Douglas Stewart (1913 – 1985)
The bay is gouged by wind,
In jagged hollows green lions crouch
And sudden with spurting manes and a glitter of haunches
Charge at the shore
And rend the sand and roar.
For me; this poem made me think of these beautiful Australian sea lions which are seen in many locations around Australia. What is your take on these green lions?