Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Walking on the edge of the world

“Watch with glittering eyes the world around you.” Roald Dahl

Gorse and heather slope
down to smooth granite.
Slabs slide effortlessly
into a flat calm sea.
The sea merges into the sky
One blink of an incredulous eye
and they are one.

A solitary seal stands sentry
At the mouth of the bay.
A falcon patrols the precipice
In the company of choughs.

Windsong, birdspeak,
The conversation of seals,
A confluence of souls.

You on the edge of your new world.
We on the edge of ours, striding out.

One blink of an incredulous eye
And we are one.

We celebrate Roald Dahl's 90th anniversary today. Did you know he lived and worked in Wales? The picture was taken on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path between St. Justinian's Bay and Porth Clais.

1 comment:

  1. Love Roald Dahl...I read his books to my sons. Very required reading. I so enjoy your pictures.