Sea mist with rain

I live by the sea (not quite within sight of it, but just ten minutes’ walk away). Within a few miles (as the crow or gull flies) are two big ports. This was composed in my mind while walking along the esplanade, looking out at a misty sea.


The sky in infinite shades of grey

Wraps the weather-quiet town

Cool-silenced Sunday afternoon.

Ships blur

To ominous, mysterious castles.

Over towards the point the mist is thicker.


As the blue side of a great ship, stacked high

With giant boxes coagulates from the mist

A veil of rain drives in.

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  1. Caddo Veil

     /  January 28, 2012

    I’m totally envious–ten minutes walk from the sea!

    • It’s partly deliberate, Caddo. I love the sea. My previous home was also near the sea and near a river, only about three times as far from the sea and the river was a much bigger one (the Tyne).


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