High tide at Penarth seafront

High tide at Penarth seafront (6107470)

High tide at Penarth seafront (6107470)

First published in Letters

HIGH tide at Penarth seafront,

Waves smash with futility

Against the ice cream parlour and a little spray

Splashes over the sea walls

But although the sea is restless today

It’s a pale shadow of the great winter storms.

In the sea is a silver corridor

As the sun breaks through April clouds once more.

There’s a tanker drifting over the channel

And a sailing boat enhances the scene

On this Saturday morning in spring

Where people walk their dogs

Or just stroll leisurely together.

Snow white foam sizzles on the pebbles

Like a great iron gate the sea so grey

Retreats as it does every single day.

Guy Fletcher

Dan-y-Graig

Pantmawr

Cardiff

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