Last week during our vacation, my husband and I climbed Golden Cap, the highest peak on the south coast of England — the Jurassic Coast. (Click here to learn more.) My offering this Poetry Friday is a tanka found among the lines of Andrew Blakemore’s Golden Cap, like fossils found amongst the pebbles by beachcombers on shore below.
Golden Cap rises
Above sparkling blue water
Gulls circling, soaring
Heathered slopes beckoning all
To ascend and join the clouds
Golden Cap by Andrew Blakemore
Golden Cap views from its peak so enchanting
Across the blue waters to Lyme Regis bay,
The fine pearl of Dorset her Cobb and the harbour
Her houses a paint-box of colour this day.
I walk through the grass on this heavenly hillside
That’s rising so steeply to Corsican Pine,
I stand there and gaze at the south coast of England
And know that these riches shall always be mine.
Katie over at The Logonauts is graciously hosting this week’s Poetry Friday. Why not join us there and spread some poetry love!