Storm clouds gather over Heysham Head.

 

Against the backdrop of the sea

My love for you rises with the tide

No plain nor perfect place I would rather be

With my time-worn soulmate at my side.

 

Sunset over Lakeland Hills

Windmills as far as the eye can see

Hand in hand we walk the sands

No plain nor perfect place I would rather be.

 

Storm clouds on the horizon

Wind blows strong across the land

Sudden wind chill makes us shiver

Hand in hand we walk the sands.

 

We head for home across the Head

In the Church ruins shelter and hide

Against the backdrop of the sea

My love for you rises with the tide.

 

Alison Jean Hankinson

 

Submitting this for open link night. At d’Verse.

Author: alisonhankinson

I am a school teacher and a mum and a red cosmic skywalker, and sometimes a netball coach...but beneath it all I am a writer...

26 thoughts on “Storm clouds gather over Heysham Head.”

  1. I love the way this poem rises and falls, Alison, emphasised by the repetition of ‘My love for you rises with the tide’. I also love that you have a view of ‘Windmills as far as the eye can see’! We have windmills in Norfolk, too, and I love them, together with lighthouses and church towers and spires!

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  2. I like how the stanzas rise and fall with the tide and, against the backdrop, pivot upon the same reassuring love from opening to end. The rhymes are soothing and spaced like the gentle rhythm of ebbs and flows. Perfect.

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  3. So sorry, unexpected visitors last night have made me rather late in responding to your piece. Beautifully musical writing Alison

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