January Blues

Another unsuccessful entry, this time in the Interpreter’s House Open House Poetry Competition 2016:   With a defiant seagull’s cry Salt-scented memories fly In mid-winter moody sky Drenched with wintry light And seascape hues Of January blues Pinned by a star Like salvaged scraps With the delicacy of old lace Beach-combings of shells and stones Brittle brine-bleached […]

Claiming its Toll – a constanza

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #26: Constanza   The sea is an ever present ghost Lapping at the landscape’s edges Pulling at its seams and stitches   Gulls survey from groyne and post Low dunes, marrams and wave explosion Sea encroachment and erosion   All along the Norfolk coast Towns, hamlets and villages Dwindle […]