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A recent gift of a poetry book full of sea inspired poems has quickly become a favourite. Many of my own poems come to me while I sit on the wind blown southern shore of Dorset. This collection has many fine poems, one that particularly stands out is from the brilliant Robert frost. The more I read it the more I see into it.

Neither Out Far Nor In deep

The people along the sand
All turn and look one way.
They turn their back on the land
They look at the sea all day.

As long as it takes to pass
A ship keeps raising its hull;
The wetter ground like glass
Reflects a standing gull.

The land may vary more;
But whatever the truth may be –
The water comes ashore,
And people look at the sea.

They cannot look out far.
They cannot look in deep.
But when was that ever a bar
To any watch they keep?
Robert Frost

Very best wishes – Denny Bradbury

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