I reached for a thriller
as holiday beach reading,
my spine a whole lot chiller
while corpses lay a-bleeding:
What evil under the sun?
I confess to no remorse:
‘And Then There Were None’
by grande dame Christie, of course!
A response to a fine tweet by Neil Philip, folklorist:
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parent-pestering young gull,
nature’s survival ploy
seconds tick, cries continue,
minutes pass with constant mews;
unsated hunger; wanders wide;
wonder of wonders! parent flies,
youngster follows, peace returns:
save for surf’s hiss, bliss now reigns
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standing proud, alone
part submerged twice daily, rock
Church Rock, Broad Haven South, Pembrokeshire Like this: Like Loading...
raindrops on windscreen
dribbling down wiper runnels
draining to the sea Like this: Like Loading...
site’s ignoble fate
wizard’s influence replaced
by man’s effluent
Sign near South Beach, Tenby, Pembrokeshire Like this: Like Loading...
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sea-washed stone in cleft
Nature’s art a false fossil
Leviathan’s eye Like this: Like Loading...
scarlet yellow flag matching
red sun sandy beach Like this: Like Loading...
sand between wet toes
clings limpet-like, grains of
scratchy souvenirs Like this: Like Loading...
bald head browning not quite burnt
must remember hat Like this: Like Loading...