Waving at Dolphins

Waving at Dolphins


On sunny days

yes ..

such as these


The West Bay

fishing boats Turandot,

Chris-d-Anne, Anatolia and Little Em


Each curtsy

bob and bow and sway

on tame and tireless harbour waves



dance a little private waltz

determined ..


As those

timeless silver lunar rays

to tell a tale of children chasing dolphins



  • dusk arising

    Picture me, sat on the quayside seeing this exactly as you describe, obligatory spliff between my fingers lest i should be blind to this vision. A smile of contentment across my hungry mouth as the munchies begin to nag.

    Took me into a fanciful state of mind as was once so accessible from a certain abuse. But I was there and yes I can picture your playfully happy scene in my minds eye.

    • Neville

      I simply could not ask for more my fine literary friend .. much appreciated as always ... now I know I have run the idea past ya before DA .. but now I'm gonna insist we form that cult ...

      ...... All the very best of all good things sir ...


    • Fay Slimm.

      The calm of this poemed scene passes into a harbouring dance such as I see on days like these in my neck of the woods - sun and your "tame and tireless waves" lapping in harmony with little boats - - - - - - a truly inspiring piece of writing mon ami.............x

      • Neville

        .................................... thanking thee immensely dear Fay ... and then some :)

      • orchidee

        A fine write N.

        • Neville

          .............................................................................. thank you O

        • The Uneducated O.A.P

          Ahh, West Bay, lovely place, great views.
          Lovely scene you painted today

          • Neville

            Bless you my friend ... and if you are ever down this way, give us a shout .. I'll stand you a pint ..

            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Cup o tea sat harbour side will do nicely, with a biccy of course.

            • 3 more comments

            • Goldfinch60

              I was taken to that place by the sea with your words Neville, thank you,


              • Neville

                thank you ever so much Goldfinch60 sir ...... much appreciated and always more than welcome ..

              • jarcher54

                Yes, they do curtsy, what insight!

                • Neville

                  thank you jarcher54 .. muchly appreciated


                • L. B. Mek

                  beautiful rhyme and tone, immersive imagery and crisp clear metaphors,
                  effortlessly capturing the whimsy in the idyllic scene of carefree childhood it depicts;
                  such write's could easily be tinged by the grating notes of envy - unknowingly, when viewed through eyes that have lived long enough to know the bitterness of regret,
                  another brilliant write my oh so talented friend!

                  • Neville

                    You L.B. are far too kind and good for words .. what an absolutely splendid, and otherwise encouraging review you have left here for me sir .. Thank you my friend :)

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