beach tenant

taking driftwood for a ride

loaded on a wheeled contraption.

He sends up a flurry of gulls

descending in his wake

as he continues searching the shore.


Walk him home.

Washed up logs lean against his sand powdered shack.


Anything around able to have collected rain

has done.


Among his collections of jetsam

so many maritime oddments

plastic floats, discarded lobster pots, deceased starfish

and flapping ragged pieces of sail testing the wind


like old sleepy sailors

daydreaming of going back to the sea. 



◄ a particular desert

Escariot ►


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Rose Casserley

Thu 23rd May 2019 16:35

get me a few logs while you are there then, guys! my wood-burner is running short ?

Rose ?

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 20th May 2019 18:53

We are definitely stood next to John on that beach Rose.
Fabulous piece!

P&S xx

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Rose Casserley

Mon 20th May 2019 10:24

John thanks ever so much. Saying you were stood on that beach? well, comments don't come much better than that dude!

and the same appreciations to you Jon?

Rose ?

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John Andrew Nield

Sun 19th May 2019 10:09

A beautifully painted picture, Rose. My 'mind's player' was easily able to load this up and I was immediately stood on that beach, watching him. Loved it! Thanks.

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Rose Casserley

Sat 18th May 2019 22:29

Hi girls and thanks. Jane, there is a lot to be said for a life of solitude, especially in these hectic days. Just imagine living on the beach and hearing nothing but the sound of waves all day and being hushed to sleep by them at night ( yes, please! ) instead of having to put up with all the man-made noises most of us have to endure.

jennifer, you don't happen to live in Fishguard by any chance do you? you see that is where they filmed the classic play by Dylan Thomas ( called -Under MIlkwood ) featuring an old sea Captain ( Captain Cat ) fantastic! and available on DVD.

As for your 'driftwood animals' beachcombing is such a common practice nowadays and I was lucky enough to find a piece in the shape of all things a dolphin! And after a little trimming and varnishing, it now hangs beautifully on my lounge wall.

Rose ?

jennifer Malden

Sat 18th May 2019 18:00

Lovely poem, one can sense his wish to be off to sea again! Beach combing has always fascinated me. I had a whole collection of 'animals' made out of driftwood. I lived in a village where there was an old sea Captain who had built himself a house with a window like a deckhouse one, and he used to stand there with a telescope looking out to sea.


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Sat 18th May 2019 14:11

Nice imagery Rose. I see him as he walks alone longing for another journey. ?

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