Poem- October Sun

30th October 2018.

Across the bridge to Shaldon in the October sun,

The fish in shallow water dart then circle round as one,

I squint toward the salty land, exposed by ebbing tide,

And on summer’s last breath,

Watch the seagulls ride.

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Concentric rings still waters break,

The circling fishy dance does make,

Hold close the summer as she dies,

The Gulls shout out their hunger cries.

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Warm October sun shines on me,

Late lizard-like move easily,

I savour warm the Autumn air

Last sail of summer’s sun set fair.

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A shake of the snow globe, the Oystercatchers take flight,

And glitter as they rise and fall, white underwings catch light,

‘Kleep-kleep’ they call, a chatter crowd,

Enjoying sun and absent cloud.

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The sea winks and blinks her deep blue eyes, 

Creased against the cloudless skies,

Contented breeze I heard her sigh,

On sandy cheeks the salt-tears dry.

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