Beyond the breakers what do you see? Share what you love about the sea using #NationalMarineWeek 25th July- 9th August, more like two weeks poetry and artwork challenge I’d love to hear all about your favourite marine wildlife, the actions you take to help our sea life, and what the sea means to you. Furst Seven Days: Saturday: Seawatch, Sunday: Rock-pools, Monday: Seabirds And Seals, Tuesday: The Strandline, Wednesday: Sand Dunes And Salt-Marshes, Thursday: Fish-Life, Friday: What Marine Life Does For Us. Please submit your poems and artwork by DM to me, or send a message via my WordPress “The Wombwell Rainbow” contact screen or my FB “Paul Brookes-Writer and Photographer”. Today: Saturday: Seawatch. What can you see out at sea? How would you describe it? Beyond the breakers what do you see?

Saturday: Seawatch

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Voyages With My Daughter

Voyage 1

The best sailors, Aurelia-Noa’s father
says as he unties a reluctant nappy,
are those whose days sway to the same rhythm
their nights undulate and those who startles
in sleep seeing lighthouses flashing out
a rocky cladach and those who may haven’t
seen any sea.
The best sailors, her father sports a watery eye,
are always ready with a sadness for the places
they will depart in the time to come. Land,
says Aurelia-Noa’s father, exists to make
the body of water interesting. Nighttime.
A noise makes them look at the window pane.
A seagull, blind, whooshes by, the streets
and lanes harbour the silhouettes. One
school of lights swim beside another’s shoal.
Everything smells brine. Puma, cooes Aurelia-Noa.
Her father nods, closes his eyes.

Voyage 2

One night of no sleep
Aurelia-Noa and her Puma
go on a voyage to save
one Dream whale
caught in between
two wolf shaped icebergs
melting and shapeshifting.

On their course they meet
a mute octopus
who writes whatever it wants
to say and it says, “…”.
They meet a swimming penguin.
Penguin tells them about the star
that follows her
from the northeast point of
northern hemisphere
and about the aurora borealis.

“Sing the song again.”, says
Aurelia-Noa when penguin finishes.
It hums, “kachingachingachingess.”
And Aurelia-Noa falls asleep
in her Puma’s arms.

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Voyage 3

Little Aurelia-Noa will show you her cot
where hides a spider whose name is Loki
who sings in a low key and sings about meeting
his grandmother who lives in the sea and who is
the mute octopus they met in another tall tale –
the time they went to recover from blue
into the deepest part of the barrier reef,
oh what an adventure.
Never ever Aurelia-Noa will spill where
the u-boat carrying all the stolen arts is buried,
but it is somewhere in her crib.

Voyage 4

A hermit crab crawls
with its coke can home.

They witnessed a whale
in those wave,

then they also said
mermaids mislead Columbus.

I play hermit crab with my daughter,
say, “I am the crab. Your childhood
is my home for this tide.

-Kushal Poddar

Beyond the breakers

what can I see?

I see a little fishing boat
almost too distant for me.

I see enormous wind machines,
in rows and rows white and clean.

I see seabirds dive and fall,
hear the their of their lonely call.

Beyond the breakers
what do you see?

-Paul Brookes

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