Sea lavender’s delicate amethyst purple flowers embellish a marsh landscape,
untamed, flat and wide,
high on the sandy beach discarded tubular iridescent silver razor shells,
left by the previous high tide,
the colourful transformation of muted salt marsh to rich green and warm gold,
by diffused sun’s rays,
the echoing calls and squeak of waves of pink-footed geese taking flight at dawn,
on a frosty winter’s day.
Highly personalised idiosyncratic beach huts wait for a landscape artist,
in a curving decorative row,
the transient subtle luminescence of a deserted winter beach transfigured,
after a recent dusting of snow,
reminisecent of Monet, wild scarlet red poppies embroider a picturesque field,
of ripening golden wheat,
the distinct lissom silver grey line on the disant horizon clearly delineates,
where wide coastal skies and sea meet.
Natures artistry evident by the transposing peaks, waves and water channels,
of wind sculpted sand dunes,
on the distant shadowed horizon, the prodigious size and surreal light,
of the fiery orange harvest moon,
perennial wind and waves create carved shingle spits and silted islands,
surrounded by sea of cerulean blue,
the marsh’s colour palette subtly altering as light and shadows transpose,
as itinerant cumulus clouds pass through.
A linear row of picturesque fishermans’ cottages made of sea smoothed cobbles,
collected on nearby beach,
glacial hewn undulating clifftops reveal an abundance of wild glossy blackberries,
just out of hand’s reach,
with ever-changing weather and wildlife, the rhythmical ebb and flow of the tides,
this area you loved so dear,
when I think of or look at North Norfolk, so full of breathtaking natural beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
A much loved wife and mother, Jennifer Farthing 1949 – 2018
A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of the North Norfolk Coast.
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