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Originally published: 20th February 2020

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This poem came 1st = in Brian Strand's "PODIUM PLACING PROMISE" (5) Poetry Contest and

2nd = in Brian Srand's STRAND SELECT V Poetry Contest.


 

the storm arrived before we left but with shelter in our reach we stopped to watch the shifting sands sidewind across the beach. with turbulent, violent, brush-like strokes of sky and sea and grey, the rain and mist obscured our views of what was morecambe bay. despite the cold, wet monochrome we turned our heads and saw yellows and pinks and light and depth we had never seen before.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 11/29/2021 5:39:00 PM
Enjoyed this Gary!
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Gary Radice
Date: 11/30/2021 2:35:00 AM
Thank you Angela. There's something about the Fylde coast and the seaside in general that just draws me in so that I just have to write about it. I actually love Blackpool too but that's another poem. Cheers - Gary
Date: 11/29/2021 9:27:00 AM
What a lovely thing, Gary--to see beauty even a grey, winter storm. Congratulations on your win!
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Gary Radice
Date: 11/29/2021 9:49:00 AM
Hi Ann - I'm glad you like it. It's a homage of sorts to the English artist JMW Turner who often painted vast scenes of light and colour with storms at sea. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/10/2021 9:50:00 AM
Very fun! A beach changes in a storm! I would love to see that! Congratulations on first place, Gary!
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/10/2021 12:33:00 PM
Thank you Kim! :) There's something that draws me to the seaside and particularly one out of season. Cheers - Gary
Date: 4/19/2020 9:43:00 PM
Back to revisit - lovely tribute and I particularly love the "brush-like strokes" of the rain.
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Gary Radice
Date: 4/30/2020 4:12:00 AM
Thanks once again Line :)
Date: 2/22/2020 6:42:00 PM
Lovely poem, Gary.
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/23/2020 4:37:00 AM
Thank you Line. There's something about places in winter that draw me to write poems about them.
Date: 2/20/2020 9:48:00 PM
Excellent piece! I felt swept up into it. xomo
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/21/2020 3:27:00 AM
Thank you for your lovely comments Maureen. I did have another 2 verses but I settled with the old 'less is more' ideology and I'm glad I did.
Date: 2/20/2020 2:47:00 PM
Enjoyed this one
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/20/2020 2:51:00 PM
Thank you Arturo. A homage to both Morecambe Bay and J M W Turner. I really appreciate you stopping by and reading.