Find solace from the terrible storms that have lashed our coast
published in the Scarborough Review
How Celebration Grows
On the sea's raging white horses
That beat hooves against our coast,
I saw a Scarborough fishing boat ride home
Encircled by celebrating gulls.
I marvelled at how, in such a storm,
The excitement of one gull could attract so many,
But didn't know how important that sight could be.
For now, Chinese New Year of the Horse,
When the sea's stallions stampede again,
I remember summer donkeys plodding on the sand,
And know how the excitement of one child
Drew in the hearts of so many, including me.