Tag: sea

Comings and goings

The waves are in slow retreat, leaving almost straight and matted tide lines of marine deposits, carried from their distant depths. I pick through them, like remnants in a haberdashery store. At first, there’s nothing much of note until the eyes acclimatise to broken claws and shells with piercings, marbled stones that sparkle or those… Continue Reading “Comings and goings”

gathering clouds

We did not notice their coming. Eyes fixed on the apex, minds on the map, our breath shortening to the point of discomfort. Stopping then and turning to the east, sucking in salty ozone breaths from the wide flat seascape below. Skylarks filtered upward into silence.… Continue Reading “gathering clouds”

Devilment

” When you’re between any kind of devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea sometimes looks very inviting”  [Rattigan *] I sent this card out of devilment blank other than a short greeting and the name by which you knew me scrawled in imperial blue ink the missive… Continue Reading “Devilment”