Seascape

  • January 19th, 2015
  • Posted in Poetry

The North Sea, 11th July. Our last day at sea. They understood the sea, the Dutch masters, The thickening clouds, the rain, Wave crests and bulk, The bend of mast and crack of tawny sail, The sun, breaking through heavy clouds To turn distant sea bright green. And here we are, Holland faded behind us, […]

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Paedar’s Bar

  • January 19th, 2015
  • Posted in Poetry

Londonderry, 25th June The craic at last! Between bar and pint the fiddler, Immaculately bored, Minimally bows the jig; Flirting in high descants The penny whistle, Thigh stamping as ballast, A bounce more up than down; The squeeze box easy breathing Harmonies as for a marathon; And the singer, face reddening, Churning Irish indecipherable passion […]

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Nantucket Sounds

  • January 19th, 2015
  • Posted in Poetry

As through revolving doors We sailed from Balmy airs of summer Into arctic air Conditioned with scent of Fish and iceberg: Legacy of Labrador winter. Thin fog fringed silken seas Under silver edged clouds We glid through Alternating stanzas of air And waters glowing with wealth. Globules of light Danced under the honeyed moon In […]

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