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Moon`s Yard

by rushforth 

Posted: 26 November 2006
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Moon's Yard

Low tide: loveís wrack and shipís ruin
where green is the colour of treachery.

Nowhere in these narrow islands
as alien - or enticing -
as this crab-happy place
between rock and difficult sea.

For thereís a well of wonders here:
the fronds and orifice of the sea-anemone
that tenacious pyramid, the limpet
claw of cantankerous lobster
and sculpted pools, as clear as music.

Be bold enough to hold your station
by remorseless waters,
the waves insistent
on the heartís tideís turning.

A sojourn in a dripping cave
may bestow its token:
a charm or shell
to carry home
courtesy of the moon.

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peardrops at 22:07 on 26 November 2006  Report this post
Loved this-the watery wondefulness and mystique of the seashore at low tide-reminded me of youthful summers past
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