April poetry challenge day 15

Jane Dougherty Writes

Here is my poem for day 15 of Paul Brookes’ poetry challenge. Again, all three art works contributed. You can see them and read the contributions here.

The sky the sea is full

The sky is filled with voices, the sea
with the heavy rhythm of rolling pebbles,
the clash of shells, fossils cracking
beneath the weight of water.

Sky is a-flutter with feathered cloud-birds,
rain-falls and the leaf turbulence of the wind.

Sea roars in the silence of its deep green,
fish-full and secret where light never pierces
the dark with probing needles,

and only the daggers of gannet bills
strike sparks from mirror scales.

No hand or foot of man comes here,
only his breath of poisoned air,
the sunken midden of his leavings.

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