The Norfolk Norfolk Coast

  Sea lavender’s amethyst purple flowers decorate a marsh landscape untamed,
      flat and wide,
 high on Holkham’s sandy beach, tubular iridescent silver razor shells left by the
      previous high tide,
 the transformation of muted salt marsh to rich green and warm gold by diffused
    sun’s rays,
the echoing calls of waves of pink-footed geese taking flight at dawn on a cold
       frosty winter’s day.

Well’s personalised beach huts patiently wait for a landscape artist in a curving
      decorative row,
the white luminescence of a windswept deserted winter beach after a recent
      dusting of snow,
reminiscent of a Monet painting, scarlet red poppies embroider a field of ripening
      golden wheat,
the silver grey line on the distant shadowed horizon clearly shows where wide  
         coastal skies and sea meet.

 A freshening wind creates the metallic melody of metal rigging clinking against
    hollow boat masts,
resting on sandy beach, weathered crab boats painted in navy and white, a reminder
          of the coast’s fishing past,  
ceaseless wind and waves create Blakeney’s shingle spit and silted islands 
          surrounded by sea of cerulean blue,
the coastal colour palette subtly altering as light and shadows transpose as 
     cumulus clouds pass through.

  Fishermens’ cottages in Cromer made of grey sea smoothed cobbles collected
      on nearby beach,
  undulating clifftops reveal an abundance of wild glossy blackberries just out of
   hand’s reach,
 with ever-changing weather and wildlife, the ebb and flow of the tides, 
    this area you loved so dear,
when I think of or look at North Norfolk, so full of natural beauty, 
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

In loving memory of Jane Farthing 1929 – 2017

Poppyland Poet

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