The Tide, Rising

Dawn-dreep, shell-shine, heart’s tide rising –

Rumouring, memory, sheenskin ripple –

Fingers, obsidian, asking all knowing –

Spark and spearflash, sea-serpent, hiss –

Gossip and knock, knock, wave-whack, plunge –

Rib to furrow, salt-surge, ocean-rut –

Overlap, overrun, overcome, undermine –

Nocturne from The Wildman – Kevin Crossley-Holland

from Poems from East Anglia, Enitharmon Press, 1997




Norman Ackroyd, Blakeney, 03/2004, Blakeney flood tide and Morston Creek, 03/2004

From Moored Man, Poems of North Norfolk, Kevin Crossley-Holland

Watercolours and etchings by Norman Ackroyd

Eintharmon Editions, 2006


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