Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 37 | March 2019 | Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon- Poetry

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon- Poetry

BREAKWATER
[response to ‘La Pointe de la Hève, Sante-Adresse’, Claude Monet, 1864]
              

Dusted by sand,
fanned by spring breezes,
she lies in her shingle bed.

She and her lover,
dreamed through yesterday:
held real life below the waves
and screamed with joy
to see it splutter and drown.

He gave her a seaweed band –
she saw a diamond, yet
mocked her own credulity.

Uncoupled at last, panting,
sweat-sheened and sated,
the air cooled,
darkness
lo...

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