A Saturday Seafront

Sounds from a Saturday Seafront

Scooters and Baby Buggies:
tiny foot a pat-patt-ing
little face griiiiiin-ing

baby buggies squeak, creak-ing,
a coo-coo-ing,

Gulls and Dogs:
Caaaaaan’t caaaaaaaatch meeeeeeeeee!
W-w-wwwatch it!
W-w-wwwatch it!
W-w-wwwatch it!

Bouncing Balls:
Py-choo, py-choo
Schwup-schwup, schwup -schwup

Fada-da-da-da-daaaa, fada-da-da-da-daaaa



Scrunch, crack, scrunch, crack, scrunch, crack

On the north, traffic sounds,
just barely muffled by the row of multi-coloured beach huts;
on the south, the sea’s surf
barely discernible over the hustle and bustle
of a Saturday sea front.


But it’s the sky that stops me in my tracks

…causes me to pause, and gaze
a ragged patch of turquoise
peeking through
pink candy floss
encircled by a heavy, almost black
moving from east to west
and another from north to south
colliding out there on the ocean
just off Worthing, I suspect,

…and the sea turns from silver aqua
to a smoky mirror
as the turquoise gem in the sky
fades to blue
eaten by the candy floss
devoured by the almost black sky
and it’s not yet dusk!


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5 comments on “A Saturday Seafront
  1. Deb Martin says:

    Love this. I’m so there.

  2. alisonamazed says:

    Thanks Deb! Glad it works for you!

  3. alee9 says:

    Lively sounds! Uplifting candy images off an almost black sky. I’d love to hear it, too, though. Perhaps you’d want to read and upload it one day.

    Thanks for sharing it!

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