The Extent Of The Tide

And so I walked the full extent of the tide,

To where once-fronds of bladder wrack lie,

Fallen branches where air balloons find their specific gravity awry,

A rippling sandscape sculpt by rolling water,

Carpeted with greening algal strands plumose in the quiescent remaining pools,

Seagulls at the edge,

Scouring newly exposed beach,

Beneath the dark-faced island.

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Comments

PeterRay

Sun 22nd Jan 2017 21:21

Thanks Colin.
Just posted Number three. Turn Of The Tide

<Deleted User> (13762)

Sun 22nd Jan 2017 10:13

a lovely continuation from Before the Tide. I particularly like:

Fallen branches where air balloons find their specific gravity awry

it's surprising just how much the retreating tide can expose:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2014/feb/21/prehistoric-forest-uncovered-by-storms-in-cardigan-bay-in-pictures

thanks for posting Peter.

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