Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 24
Warming Up a Winters Day


The irridescent albatross
Soars on a copper sea
The light refracts in dullness
On wavelets in it’s lee,
The air is thick and tepid
The masts stand straight and still
The summer heat’s apon us
It shimmers on the hill.
The grass is dry and crunchy
The black sand burns your feet
She passes me an icy beer
The day at once turns neat.
It’s funny how a nice smile
Just brightens up the day
The parasols are brilliant red
The children yell and play.
The vendors selling icecream
The mums and kiddies queue
Four young guys kick a football
Their backs are burnt red too.
Sandcastles and a barking dog
Complete the summer scene
Except for all the suntanned girls
With little in between.
The sweetness of a summers day
Is captured by the sea.
The sounds and sights and seaside smells
Encapsulates for me
The magic of this stolen day
Where seagulls hover too
In squadron flights of grey and white
And squarking noisy blue.
When winters bite doth chill my bones
With rain and wind and snow
I’l harken back to summer fun
And rapture in the glow.
Of all that summer’s summer feel
That magic special way
That summer by the seaside.
Mangere Bridge
29th July 2007


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