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 Okay so today brings Mermaid, which is a mystical-ish poem, about memory, and the special significance a place can have to that. The particular way that we associate a particular place with a person or the memory of them. It’s also my second coast poem, and goes back again to childhood memories and the magic of the British coast.

Mermaid

There’s a rock on the beach,

That spends half it’s time covered

By the waves and sea frost,

Though it returns to shore with the tide.

A crystalline fortress

Covered in remnants

From its steadfast voyage,

In coastal breeze.

She jumped from it, into cool waters

To swim amoungst the sea-folk,

Those who made this ever-changing,

Everlasting beachhead symphony, home.

Themselves as varied as the waters

That wrap themselves around them,

Waxing and waning and roaring.

Though she left us a while ago,

Onwards soaring into skies,

There’s a part of her

That Still remains,

jumping from that

Rocky battleship,

Into cool waters,

In the spray of fresh seafoam.

Forever.

 

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