Nestled between gentle hills, woodland and sea, this fishing
village retains an olde world charm,
the scarlet red poppies for which the area was renown,
embroider the field verge of a nearby farm,
a sentinel clock tower watches over The Londs, walls made
of stones smoothed by the rolling action of the sea,
near the clifftop boat shed lay wooden crab pots with twisted
green rope, while fishing boats wait patiently.
Summer beach huts in bright colours line the scenic promenade
watching the waves’ hypnotic ebb and flow,
a transient dusting of pristine snow lightly rests on empty
windswept golden sand with an ephemeral glow,
a tempestuous winter sea pounds the sea wall covering
the walkway with a cascade of foamy spray,
the restless water changing from deep indigo to azure blue
as fleeting clouds pass on a sunlit summer’s day.
A skylark’s song floats above the flagsticks and greens of
the midway point of an immaculate golf course,
a coastal walk along towering clifftops, the sculpted cliff
edge softened with rich yellow flowering gorse,
excited children with buckets and spades build turreted castles
in dry sand left by the receding tide,
wild pink roses flower near silver railings overlooking pristine
beaches, perfectly smooth and wide.
Opposite the cobbled church, cherry trees bestow pink tissue
paper confetti into a curving path of grey,
the distant revolving beam of a hexagonal lighthouse lights
obsidian velvet sky at the starlit end of each day,
with beautiful coastal scenery, Edwardian houses, ever-changing
light and tides, this village you loved so dear,
when walking along the beach under blue skies or a brisk winter gale,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
Beloved Husband and Dad Antony Key 1948- 2017
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