Tag Archives: Cornwall

Tales of the Tamar Valley

The trees are black. Spruce, pine, fir – a matchstick fort, each straight trunk spoked with leafless branches holding up a blanket. Droplets glint along larch leaf-tips; holly is shiny. It’s been raining for four days and nights, and the … Continue reading

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Song of the Seal

I sit on the edge of the land, feet dangling over the sea. The March sun is warm on my face. Around me, chewed cliffs curve up like a wing-backed chair. Across the bay, the headland seems to float on … Continue reading

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Lines on Cornwall

Strips of light through trunks standing guard along the road; yellow lines on tarmac bends rising up in stripy posts. The bank looms high on one side, falls away at the other − a sheared plane. Stalks of reed reach … Continue reading

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Coast Train

On the red beach where the foam fingerwalks the shore Rain rivulets divide the window. Gulls open their wings and step off the jetty And are lifted like questions.      A child’s voice asks if we are in Cornwall. … Continue reading

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St Ives

Washed by wind I walk silent sinking, breathing salt private whisper, unguarded thought pulse with tide. I feel I ought to turn away and block my ears they burn with cold; my eyes seep tears. Lynn Parr

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