Sunday, 13 November 2011

Gyllyngvase

sea to my left
palm trees
absorbing the sun

sounds of the summer
laughter and happiness
joy in the air

the beach
sea is lapping
on seaweed and sand

enjoying the sea
swimming snorkelling
wetsuits some not

dogs barking splashing
yacht glides past
white like a swan

scene is so lovely
wrong for this season
November sixth

(Gyllyngvase beach is in Cornwall)

14 comments:

CherryPie said...

It sounds like a perfect day.

We have been having weather like summer too.

the cuby poet said...

It was so lovely everyone had a smile on their face.

Doris said...

It sounds like a summer's day - not the middle of November, Its hard to believe we are only weeks from Christmas and the shortest day.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

The palm trees mislead me. I thought you were in the Canary Islands, but you are at home-ish. And I realise that your palm trees are probably my cabbage trees and mine are just beginning to flower! Heavenly scent here and a sparkling seaside poem from you :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Absolutely lovely.

the cuby poet said...

Doris:It felt like a summer's day and people were behaving as if it was.Rather delightful.

the cuby poet said...

Lady M.: The south west part of Cornwall has many sub tropical plants due to the milder climate than anywhere else in the UK. What is a cabbage tree? intrigued I am!!

the cuby poet said...

Welshcakes: Thank you again.

upwoods said...

Beautiful day! You must have thought you had time-traveled. Summer laughter will soon be echoed by winter cold. Nice beach poem.

Ina in Alaska said...

This poem is such a nice "opposite" to my current snow-filled life :)

the cuby poet said...

upwoods: Today it certainly feels as if it was a dream as it is much colder and more of a normal temperature for the time of year.
Glad you liked it.

the cuby poet said...

Ina in Alaska: Your snow looks so delightful from here! :)

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Our cabbage tree is what is known as the cabbage palm in your part of the world. Spiky tufts on slim trunks, and flowering with big lily-scented sprays of creamy flowers in early summer. Maybe they have another name too for you.
The Maori name for them is Ti-kauka and their botanical name is Cordyline australis.

the cuby poet said...

Lady M.: Thanks for the cabbage tree info will find a photo to complete my education!