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Beach Character Nature Poetry

Guardian

#writephoto #prompt

Watchers (Image by SC Vincent)

Family sit on the bank,

they’ve been doing this for years

keeping an eye out for their neighbours

providing cover from the atlantic wind

for the plants, and sometimes an animal or bird

and giving shade to the pretties in pink

their reward for this task

watching the breakers

coming in to the shore

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Beach Poetry Seaside Seasons

Sunset

Salford, 31st March 2020

A poem on the sun going down by inky – its been published by Forward Poetry, appeared on Luna’s blog at Lunatheblog.com and now its back home – enjoy the read………

The pebbles on the shore
were picked up and stacked
for skimming on the sea

Stacked with care
Precariously balanced
The wind made them wobble

The sun watched as
it created shadowy silhouettes
around the sandy shore

Till the tide began to turn
and the stack on the shore
alerted the little ones

The pebbles on the shore
told the children playing on the sand
it was time to go for dinner

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Acrostic Holidays Memories Places Pleasures Poetry

Out to sea

The Shipwreck cove (Navagio) : taken from a boat off Zakynthos coast

#Octpowrimo #Ocean #Sea

Sat on a boat in the Sunshine

enjoying the ocean blues

as the sealife swims alongside

Shoals of

excitable marine life

are following the line of the boat

Slicing through the waves

each passenger lifts up slightly

as the boat goes up a touch

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Beach Holidays Outdoors Pleasures Poetry Sea Seaside Summer

Countdown to the beach

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr #countdown #creativity #beach

Countdown to the beach – (p) 2019 Brian F Kirkham

Soon it will be summer,

Under the shade we will be

Making sandcastles on the shore

Moments away from the sea

Expect a visit from a fish or two

Reacting as you dip your toes in the waters

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Poetry

Beached

#promptuarium #Ontheshore

small hot fire burning

from the floating boat remains

captain toasting boat

Remains in a group

Under cover of a palm tree

Shelter above shade

Feasting like a royal

Tomorrow – commences hunt

fish on the menu

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Beach Growing up Places Pleasures Poetry

Impression

impression

Salford (Via Llandudno), 14th June 2017

footprints-in-sand.jpg

Four sets of feet walking in line on the beach

As you follow the line of footprints

Patterns begin to emerge

as footprints snake from east to west

smaller feet seemingly running rings around the big ones

but as we reach the end of the walk

these little feet disappear

washed away by northern water ? – No!

on their way to Fish and Chips

a little one has had his pips

his battery – is a little whacked

so Grandad has given him a piggyback.

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Beach Holidays Life Nature Pleasures Poetry Prose

Photo Challenge : Solitude

Solitude

 

Alykanas Beach
Alykanas Beach

 

Early morning sunrise 🌅

the fishing boats crews asleep in bed

no one here but me and the sea 🌊

stillness of air and silence

only broken by the smallest of waves

lapping on the shore

burying my toes into uncharted sand

and tiny pebbles washed by the sea

enjoying the silence and the slightest of breezes

 

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Photography Poetry Seaside

Shiny round pebble

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
A Sandy Scene – revisited for the shiny photo challenge

In response to Shine

Set against the white sand

it shimmers in the sunshine

resting against a rock

with fellows of the seashore

its translucent colour

could catch any ladies eye

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Art

Paint the day with Colour


Take up your brush
and paint the sky
a brilliant pastel blue.

Add in a warm yellow sun
and fluffy white clouds too,
add in a horizon – a building or two!

Colour your seas an aqua blue
and if you want , or if you wish
add some big silvery fish

On your shoreline add to reds
to the sandy rocks by the bed
Add a boat green that’s painted bright
and a lighthouse that’s painted white.

Not forgetting those men with the nets
wearing bright yellow – you cannot forget.
Shadows of seagulls, in the distance black,
as nets pull full nets to the harbour back.

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Childhood Fossils Learning Life Poetry Seaside

Fossil

fossil
Fossils, Trilobytes in rock , C/0 Bing Images

Caught in a moment

by time in a rock

To this creature of the deep

it must be a shock

The old sea snail rests

by the sands of the bay

stoic and silent

with nothing to say

It’s given up swimming

in the waters of blue

nested in th’ rock face

with others there too

In its time our dear seasnail

had plenty to say

but its not with its cousins

in the water of the bay

Its encased in the stone

on the shore (known as lime)

that built up in th’past

(or prehistoric time)

But the children on the shore

to the sand dunes they flock

to see sea-snail resting

in its home in the rock