Time & Tide

As regular as clockwork
The Channel here beside
Clevedon is a witness to
The rise and fall of tide
Unseen the pull of distant Moon
Behind this ebb and flow
The measured daily rhythm
Of constant to and fro
Uncovering the rocky beach
Pushing flotsam high
Calm or crashing wildly
Beneath a stormy sky
Floating boats at anchor
Within the sheltered Pill
Summoning the fishermen
Their waiting holds to fill
Followed by the wading birds
Drawn to the mud to mine
Twice a day reminder
Of pattern so divine

 

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