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Poem:When I look down toward the beach, Image Gallery from the Irish coast.

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Images Of the Coast at Allihies, County Cork, Ireland
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Poem from the Irish coast line.

When I look down toward the beach,
the distant pier seems to stride
forward from the shining sea.
I like to look beyond,
to the bands of turquoise and blue,
an ocean painted in bold,
abandoned strokes.

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Why are we drawn to the waves?
Those elemental rhythms,
sounds and colours
of a primary world,
where sparse pointillist spots
busy themselves on
yellow-ochre sands.

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Some days the morning
unfolds through mists,
groynes spacing out
the distances along the strand,
until a final fade-out,
well before the sea
can meet the sky.

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Overhead, pterodactyl shapes
patrol against fresh patches
of blue. As I approach,
the blurred semblances
of buildings appear, rectangles
feathered violet or grey,
as if stepping off the cliff.

Images of Allihies : Nigel Borrington

8 responses

  1. I’ve said it many times before Nigel, you have a truly beautiful country. Wonderful images and poem πŸ™‚

    December 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you enjoyed so much and commented πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  2. Oh Nigel! I have not been online or even wishing to be since my young pal died on Friday. However just by chance I was going through my reader and I find your photograph featuring my favourite place in the world. I can’t tell you how it made me feel. I always find allihies such an amazing place. It is as if time has stood still there and I always feel such a tiny part of the universe.
    It feels very apt to feel like that today. We are all just spending a moment in time here.

    December 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    • Tric !!!

      I am very sorry to hear that OMG …. xxxxx

      I hope your OK ??? That is very sad !!!!

      That must be a very hard few weeks to live through and beyond !

      All the best wishes for your friends supporters/family and yourself !

      Thank you for such great comments about the post!


      December 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm

  3. “where sparse pointillist spots busy themselves…” Heh. Love that. Gorgeous shots.

    December 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚

      I just love this Poem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !!! thank you !

      December 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  4. 1annecasey

    Beautiful images and words.

    December 6, 2013 at 8:24 am

    • Hello Anne and Monty πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very please you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

      December 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm

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