Saturday, 21 April 2018

APRIL IN PORT ISAAC: A NEW POEM...

April In Port Isaac




Port Isaac’s tide retreated
In obeisance to an unlikely April sun
And rendered vessels listing;
Chunky links of chains, rusting,
Marked damp sand, tracing
Captive lengths to boats, 
Sea-dogs on leads, thrusting,
Their escapes denied and defeated…

Jackdaw’s keen pearl eye
Frowned amongst twists of weed;
It scavenged nearby, confidently,
Poking, sifting, landward facing,
Black plumage shining iridescently,
Its movements stuttered, pacing,
Overseen by an inquisitive gull,
Passive, yet glaring diffidently,
Its demeanour otherwise awry…

Pete Ray
April 2018 


Port Isaac: the chains, the vessels, the jackdaw and the gull…



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