A poem for Monday – varied content is good!

| October 15, 2012

Here’s me wittering on about keeping your blog lively and varied… and all I do is write about copywriting and marketing.

It’s time to practise what I preach. Here’s a poem for Monday, written recently, the first in my new anthology due out in Kindle format during spring 2013.

The marketing  bit? It’s relevant to my blog because as a writer I deal in words. A little off -piste but that’s no bad thing when it’s a blog’s job to entertain as well as inform.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea 

I take the pebble to mum first.
She tells me it’s beautiful.
Dad examines it, proclaiming “Hm, porphyry”,
before smashing it with his geological hammer,
just to be sure.

I decide to collect sea shells instead,
dodging the frilly lace-rushes of the chilly, shallow North Sea waves,
feet pale blue,
raw with cold on the hard pink sand.

 

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By Kate Goldstone - ()

Originally from Middlesbrough, I lived in Brighton for many years before moving to North Devon. I’ve had a passion for words all my life and this is my twelfth year as a freelance writer. In my spare time I draw, paint, sculpt, carve wood and rock, garden, read, write poetry and enjoy long distance hiking. I sing and play the recorder. I collect modernist paintings, vintage rugs and mid-century German art pottery. I’m a member of The Poetry Society. And I am an experienced volunteer shepherd, a ‘Lookerer’.

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