A Deben morning

I have loved the loveliness of a wintry saltmarsh
a waterscape bare faced at low tide
the Deben tranquil-vibed
muddy wash with rosee pink on a morning rise
silvered too the way tutus catch our eye
and shimmer under limelight
other coloured incidentals scattered all about
knock-out orange billed, the pie plumed oystercatcher
grey and green plovers picketing the shore
and dark as ravens’ wing, distant sandbars to cap it all

Painting a poem with at least 5 colours from Margaret’s fan decks including waterscape, tranquil-vibe, rosee pink, knock-out orange, raven wing for Artistic Interpretations with Margaret: Color It

32 Comments on “A Deben morning

  1. You did great, Laura. Been missing you.
    An aside: Once while driving a race car the front wheel broke off and the car went over the bank into a dried Salt Marsh lake.
    ..

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  2. I think salt marshes are a British thing, Laura, as we seem to be the only two poets to be drawn to that colour name. I wish I’d thought of the phrase ‘a waterscape bare faced at low tide’, and I love the image of:
    ‘…the Deben
    muddy wash with rosee pink on a morning rise
    silvered too the way tutus catch our eye
    and shimmer under limelight’.
    There isn’t so much difference between the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts. 🙂

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  3. You have stolen my heart with this one, Laura! ❤️ I love; “tranquil-vibed the Deben muddy wash with rosee pink on a morning rise.” 😀

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  4. “a waterscape bare faced at low tide and “dark as ravens wing, distant sandbars to cap it all” and really, you had many gorgeous combinations … I’m so glad the fan deck birthed this sumptuous poem.

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  5. “a waterscape bare faced at low tide” Beautiful… Your writing is so vivid.

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