Poetry map of Scotland poem no. 125: Monreith Beach

21 Dec

Evening on Monreith Beach

Oystercatchers in evening dress
dance with their reflections
on mirrored sand.

Necklets of foam decorate
the beach, tossed into
glistening, amoeba shapes.

The wrinkled sand folds
itself around the boulders,
drapes the headland.

Fishermen stand motionless,
half submerged,
living Gormley figures.

I walk on, remembering
other evenings, shared.


Anne Dunford

This poem was previously published in Southlight magazine.


To view our map of Scotland in Poems as it grows, see https://stanzapoetry.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/the-map-revealed/ . For more information on this project, and on how to submit a poem, see https://stanzapoetry.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/mapping-scotland-in-poetry/.

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One Response to “Poetry map of Scotland poem no. 125: Monreith Beach”

  1. michael9murray December 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Good poem!

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