Monday, 9 January 2012


Above Bassett's cove.

high above Bassett's cove
standing by the edge
peering out across the sea
the irregular sized waves
each upon another
splash on unprotected collision 
surf breaks on rolling wave

sky meets sea
in hazy indistinct caress
where sea birds fly high 
riding pathways in the air
optically invisible
magically detectable  
navigators of the currents

far to the West
Godrevy lighthouse
appears through fine mist
a white proud solitary pharos
standing on this island
 one century and more
warning ships that pass

high above Bassett's cove
wind blowing through my hair
cold damp chilling to the bone
raw elemental 
heightening awareness
rocks, sea, wind, mist
cloaked in Cornish air

29 comments:

KaHolly said...

I can feel the wind whipping my hair all about. I am away from the ocean right now and your verse makes me miss it.

the cuby poet said...

KaHollly: It was just so windy when I got the idea for this poem that I tried to capture it in words.Thanks for your comments.

Mitch Block said...

Another beautiful painting with words.

the cuby poet said...

Mitch Block:Thank you so much.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like a place I'd love to visit... I love lighthouses and the seashore.... Think I could stay there for a very long time!!!!!! Thanks for sharing....
Hugs,
Betsy

the cuby poet said...

Betsy from Tennessee: I am glad that you enjoyed my poem. Cornwall is a lovely place I am sure you would like it.Thanks. :)

Doris said...

Yet another winner, Poet. I can feel the wind and cold but I see the rocks and the lighthouse standing their ground. Wonderful contrasts.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You sure make me miss the ocean! I can almost smell the salt.

the cuby poet said...

Doris:It is a stunning place to stand and just exist and poetry just came. Pleased you liked it.

the cuby poet said...

Lisa@Two Bears Farm: You are so far from the sea that perhaps my poems help you visualise it.:)

CherryPie said...

I can feel the blow of the wind and the atmosphere.

It is great to see you in your side bar, a lovely photo :-)

eileeninmd said...

Cuby, a wonderul poem! It sounds like a place I would like to visit, minus the wind of course. Have a wonderful week!

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

I love the airy dampness of this poem.

the cuby poet said...

Cherry Pie: Glad that you could feel the wind.Thanks for the comment re: photo. :)

the cuby poet said...

eileeninmd: Cornwall has many vantage points on the cliffs but I love the view from here. So pleased that I could share it with you.

the cuby poet said...

Lady M; Airy and dampness described it so well! Good to see you.

Ina in Alaska said...

oooohhhh!!!!

the cuby poet said...

Ina in Alaska: I think thanks is in order?!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Your poem makes me want to be there! Happy New Year, Cuby.

the cuby poet said...

It was very blowy but the view from here is one of may favourites in Cornwall so pleased that you could envisage it. :)

Maria said...

I like the last line the best. Lovely!

the cuby poet said...

Maria: It took me a long time to get to that so you have made all the thinking worthwhile.Thanks.

Yvonne said...

Some great phrases here...like the sea meeting the horizon and particlarly the birds being navigators of the current... a very evocative poem which I enjoyed and will doubtless return to.

the cuby poet said...

Yvonne: Thanks for reading this. As ever I value your comments and thoughts. I was feeling that I had found some ok phrases and feel pleased that one of two worked for you.:)

Viola said...

Thanks for your comments! :) You are a real poet, I can see.

the cuby poet said...

Viola: Great to see you here. I am so glad that you like my poems.:)

Al said...

Excellent. I miss the ocean, but at least I have mountains to make up for it.

the cuby poet said...

Al: Thanks. I think I have to have either sea or mountains and you sound as if you feel the same.

CherryPie said...

Very evocative.