Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor http://www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com

Monday, 1 September 2014

SUNSET AT COBO


When I first visited Guernsey I stayed with friends in their apartment overlooking Cobo Bay on the west coast of the island. The bay was my own Paradise Found and the Ulster ‘Troubles’ seemed a million miles away. 

The beach at Cobo is beautiful and becomes more so at sunset. 

Let’s start with a poem I wrote long ago about a west coast sunset.
   





















SUNSET AT COBO

Out-of-body experiences 
are said to be like this: 
a bright corridor, whose infinity 
of light spreads across water 
in ripples of diminishing red 
towards a richness of setting sun.

Barefoot among rock-pools, 
I feel contentment here 
on this west-facing shore, watching
my summer skim away 
as, over waves, 
a thrown stone dances.

4 comments:

  1. This brings back fond memories, a lovely poem about a truly beautiful shore line.

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  2. Thank you, John. Glad to share this one.

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  3. You didn't mention the chips! No Cobo experience is compleat without fish and chips!

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  4. Ah yes, how could I have forgotten. Thanks for reminding me, Yasmin. Bring back those warm July nights.

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