Harbour …

I came upon a harbour lost in time.

Walls that once curved protectively

like welcoming arms,

fall, stone by tide-torn stone,

abandoned to the elements

and breached by the invading sea.

Gap-toothed granite tumbles into turbulence

from the crumbling maw of history.

Salt-spray lingers in the runnels

of the cobbles where I tread

as mirrored clouds pass reflectively overhead;

and grey waves unfurl like spectral sails

upon the shingle shore

where hunched seagulls wait on faded fishing boats

like forlorn ghosts of fishermen

that go to sea no more …

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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2 Responses to Harbour …

  1. Shermeen says:

    When you are published, I would like a signed copy please 🙂

    You know your poetry speaks to my soul. It never ceases to amaze me how in tune I am with what you feel and express. Utterly devoid of the skill myself, I appreciate how God has blessed to to look, feel and then convey your deep, sometimes subliminal emotions so eloquently.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    If that day ever dawns, Shermeen, I’d have great pleasure in acceding to your request .. it would be in the post in a jiffy 🙂

    I’m very happy to know that my attempts at poetry strike such a chord with you … communications’s the thing.
    btw :
    I have recently read the most wonderful biography by Richard Holmes of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It’s in two volumes .. Early Visions and Darker Reflections .. unputdownable 🙂 I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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