Tuesday, February 03, 2015

An angry ocean

My first visit to the Monday Wordle 

It’s a blustery cold and miserable day. I walk along a deserted promenade, as an angry ocean taunts and mocks me.

 I raise my head and watch as thrashing charcoal waves tumble up the beach and then recede leaving in their wake a foam of nacreous bubbles which too soon disappear beneath the grinding grey pebbles.

I see a golden glow before me and and as I get closer a tired looking retro cafe beckons me. I enter. Now I am wrapped in welcome warmth.

The cacophony behind me is replaced by corny pop music screeching from a tinny transistor on the counter. A bored  assistant looks up from his newspaper. 

One lone soul sits in a corner, wrapped in a cheerful wool scarf; a welcome contrast to the gloom beyond the steam covered windows.

As my hands grip a mug of steaming cocoa I slowly sip it whilst my mind wanders to another place, a place imprinted in my mind. To a golden palm fringed beach, the smell of nutmeg on the breeze, a brightly painted wooden snack bar alive with jolly banter and bouncing calypso.

But for now I must make the most of what’s before me. I tell myself it could be worse.


  1. Great response and welcome to the Wordle. You've done a wonderful job painting an atmospheric picture of a place in space and time. :)

  2. This is sort of poetry prose...nice flow and images.I too am a palm tree person:)
    Hope you enjoy your new wordle home !

  3. OOOh, I like what you've done here.
    I like different and unexpected directions.
    I have this account so I don't have to fuss with the incompatible comment do-didittiy thing.
    Thanks for stopping by One Very Good Last Tip (at WP)

  4. Love the juxtaposition of dreary and joyful.

  5. This is so vivid, the descriptions are stunning and palpable

    Welcome to MLMM