now you have a pirate’s look – at times a pirate’s laugh as well, a high seas dry and salty cackle. perhaps i should get you a three cornered hat, an old grey parrot with a line in cynical aphorisms, baggy pants and a sword shaped like a young moon, so you can travel in […]
The sea of rocks
midday immense silence spreads out from the sun, a shimmering cloth of wind and light unfolds, woven with dapple through the breathing trees. beneath the zazz-zazz of the cicada scratch band are caves of silence, cisterns of darkness, where old waters slowly gather and distil. beings tempered in a harsh climate, they hang on tight, […]
black rock white rock
blue black mussels tight shut in bunches heap among the soft, sea-rounded, cheese-holed chalk chunks, millions and millions and millions, a bounty of them. sea-worked round grey flints gather in the pounded hollows of scoured white chalk as for a forgotten game. the sea has dropped its toys: tyres, brooms, shoes, bottles; an outcast shopping trolley […]
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