Skip to main content

Strange Days - Reading the Signs


Ministry of Defence Warning -
Beware of Metal Objects
Quick Sand!

The approach through the dunes felt very eerie.
The dogs usually pulling on the lead
to get to the beach, not this day!

Eventually we reached the sand,
yes sand as far as the eye could see,
like a flat desert, perhaps I could 
see a small strip of water in the distance 
it may have been a mirage though!

My first inclination was to turn back,
I'd had too many nightmares
 of sinking down into mud oblivion,
my love took delight in teasing me 
whilst coaxing me on.
"Okay then" I said, "just on the edge",
 making sure not to stray
towards the dunes again
for fear of unexploded metal objects
laying in wait of ambush,
or to let my feet venture off the
dry sand onto the wet sucking you under stuff!

After awhile feeling a little more calm
we let the boys off the lead as we usually do, 
but strangely they kept right beside us
 not bounding miles away with excitement.

The dogs did raise a little interest however, 
as we approached a skeleton!
It looked like a horse,
and then Dougal found a half eaten rabbit 
which I quickly retrieved.

What a strange day, 
not at all what we expected,
 and yet, as I look back now
 it had some kind of beauty.
It's the way you read it!

I think my apprehension was being
 picked up by the dogs,
they are keen to sense any alarm.
As it turned out one of the locals back 
at base said she'd been walking her dog
 there for years and laughed at
 the quicksand sign saying you can 
only manage to sink one's foot!
Strange and beautiful sightings
to be continued ...........

Comments

miss*R said…
oh I love those wicked vans.. we have them here too!! the art work is brilliant

Popular posts from this blog

Happy Haiku New Year

Bare winter branches bathed in mystical moonshine stirring some magic!

Hello and a Happy New Year to you and yours...

I feel like a stranger to this online space it being nearly two months since I last tapped the keys here. I've been living a kind of nomadic existence recently flitting between houses with the addition of my new little tin home that perches on a Welsh hillside overlooking the ocean. What with Christmas and New Year I have been sleeping in random beds! The acquisition of my tin home is something I have dreamed about for ages and now it has come to pass so I've been bathing in ocean magic....

Something else that has kept me creatively occupied lately is my regular postings on Instagram, I have taken to posting haiku and images there as a meditative practice which satisfies both my need to create and also to focus, I have set the intention to continue this practice for 2017 and also to research the subject, perhaps write about my findings here as I believe this art-…

The thinnest of threads

Stepping out Sunday
though nation is mourning, we
put best foot forward...




Today before posting my daily haiku on Instagram I was shocked to learn of yet another terror attack in the capital city London, 7 slaughtered and 48 injured, this only days after the Manchester killings. At the very moment I was viewing this on-line a pigeon, in flight, slammed into my window causing me to feel a sudden fear, heightening the fear- feeling for those innocent people... Later the prime-minister Theresa May declared on a news bulletin that "enough is enough" and that new measures must be taken to counter this....  As she counted out four ways these measures must take place I was feeling a sense of frustration that no doubt countless millions of others must feel in the face of these senseless acts of violence. I was thinking what can I as one person do? 
My small act of posting one image on Instagram with the above haiku seemed so insignificant and I felt the message of "stepping out r…

Snuggling up till spring...

Comfy and cosy
feeling all loved up in the
comfort of haiku...



Just a quick line this week but thought I'd mention 'Doris' the storm that hit our shores.  On our walk through the church yard this morning there was quite a bit of damage, mainly to the trees up-rooting one altogether so that's why my Jasper and me are snuggling up till spring...

Happy weekend all haiku lovers...

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon