How safe the distance ~ A poem by Eileen Carney Hulme

How safe the distance

Perhaps Persuasion
or The French Lieutenant’s
Woman, both remind
me of you, holding
out a hand
or arms around a waist
to be lifted, swirled
the slow slip
of body against body
and the power
of waves
rushing in
rushing over –
no lighthouse in sight.

Eileen Carney Hulme

Eileen Carney Hulme lives in the NE of Scotland, close to many beautiful and often deserted beaches. She is a prize winning Poet and has three collections published. More info can be found here;

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