Kernow Towan Beach

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Kernow Towan Beach

Postby fortytwo » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:26 pm

You park the car at what was once
a dairy farm where now
the National Trust “democratise” so
not cold hands but meters cause alarm.

Across a road visitors are relieved to
find old milking parlour loos
beside an archway that leads
to a long curved lane
edged with guards of reed
that obstruct the view ahead
to incite anticipation.

We lead the children to where
the pathway fairs into the beach,
framed by the high reach of stalks
rooted in our Arcadia.

Some fresh reality of shared joy
as we quicken pace through
that narrow place into entrancement,
a shout of elements where the claustrophobe
of the detriments of small spaces
erodes into the expansive sunbed
of yielding grained quartz.

Time to claim our hope below
salt drenched thrift and campion slopes
to barricade us from
the insomnious land breeze
keeping plain life conscious.
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Re: Towan Beach

Postby Macavity » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:12 am

This is very different from your other postings FT. An experiment? I did find the language circuitous, but perhaps that was intended. I know what you mean by those carpark charges when the NT take ownership! I guess those takings are used for a 'good cause'.

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Re: Towan Beach

Postby fortytwo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 am

It is a departure for me Mac, you are spot on and, you know, I thoroughly enjoyed it good or bad. Although he will probably role over in his grave when I confess this,to an extent the form of the poem, attempting to move from the ordinary to the poetic, was inspired by one of my favourite poems and poets, High Windows by Philip Larkin.
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