Archives for posts with tag: seaside

Over seaweed fronds

And rivulets in the sand

A shadow hand plays

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

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Eight in a row

Cormorants and gulls

Stalemate

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

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The pier’s old dome
Rebuilt in a passing cloud –
Starlings flock
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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Longest day

Wildflowers in the shingle

Scent of broom.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Linked to Carpe Diem Summer solstice

Cradle rock –

Waves sing lilting lullabies

For seagull chicks.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Cradle Rock is at Moulin Huet, a cove at the bottom of the cliffs in Guernsey (where I grew up). The image below shows one of 15 canvases of the bay painted by Renoir on a visit to the island in 1883. The area is named after a former watermill owned by a Monsieur Huet (pronounced locally as “Whet”).

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For Carpe Diem: A Clam, in which Chevrefeuille explored a haiku by Basho about Japan’s Wedded Rocks that is full of double meanings.

Blue-eyed daisies –

Sun seekers from a far land,

Gazing out to sea.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

In honour of the lovely display of osteospermum (also known as the African daisy, Cape daisy or blue-eyed daisy) on Eastbourne’s seafront this year. I’ll post a photo another time.

Far from the still pond,

Iris shivers in delight

In the sea wind.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For my intrepid sister-in-law, Iris.

cormorants umbrella

Closed umbrella,

Opening umbrella –

Pair of cormorants.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Repetition

Fallen to earth,

Bedraggled seagull feather –

Once you could soar.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Feather

cormorant again

My black coat flaps.

A cormorant at rest

Stretching its wings.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin