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.





5 comments:

  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. :)

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  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 !

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  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)
    ~Jules

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  4. Love the juxtaposition of dreary and joyful.

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

    Welcome to MLMM
    mindlovemisery

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