Monday, 1 May 2006

Bank Holiday at North Berwick

Today we went to North Berwick and walked along the beach. We had excellent views of the Bass Rock, covered in gannets. There were also a lot of gannets closer to the shore and a fair number of eider ducks too. Hopefully there will be a longer poem soon, but for now there's this:
Gannets
White cross-shaped bird
wings ink-tipped
stark against the shimmering foil
of sunlit sea.

5 comments:

Numptie said...

Your post reminded me of something I wrote a few years back called Return to Nature. Once more your words paint wonderful pictures...

amyjames said...

Eider ducks are the best.

Like little ocean going Nike trainers.

Numptie said...

Eider they are ducks or they are trainers - groan I can't believe I just wrote that...

Martyn said...

North Berwick is a special place and your words paint it eloquently.

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI there - thanks for all your comments. Thanks for sharing 'Return to Natur' with us, Numptie, I enjoyed that.

I have to admit I'd never thought of Eider ducks as Nike trainers before - interesting comparison there, amy!