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Poem: When I look down toward the beach, Images of the Irish south coast

Image Of the Irish Coast , County Waterford, Ireland Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Image Of the Irish Coast , County Waterford, Ireland
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Images from the Irish coast.

Poem : When I look down toward the beach

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.

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.

Irish South copper coast images Nigel Borrington

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.

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.

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