Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hi,

Just another post to show off some the photos I took in Dunbar, some of which went into the new photo collection: DUNBAR SPRING, which is now available from www.lulu.com. You can see the cover above and below. As mentioned before - the book is in full colour and is 150 pages long. All the photos having been taken just last week during a very sunny week in April.

There are only a couple of poems in this book and they appear previously in older collections - but are poems inspired by this area of Scotland, One of these poems is the following BELHAVEN BEACH. I hope you enjoy the rest of the photos.

The new poetry collection: RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR should be available within the next 2-3 weeks.

Happy growls,

Paul xx

Above. The Harbour in Dunbar and the old castle

Above. Wildlife in Dunbar Harbour

Above. The coast around Dunbar Promenade

Above. The remains of Dunbar castle from the Promenade

Above. More views of the Promenade path

Above. More views of the coast. Below. Belhaven Bay

BELHAVEN BEACH


Belhaven Beach…
Stretches on for miles…


I’d like to be there now…

Paddling out to the Bass Rock –
Amongst the Seals.
Leaving the Sandbanks –
The Mudflats –
Out at a distance…

There I am…

I take footprints –
Leaving photographs –
Sitting in my throne…
Amongst the trees…
Hiding in long-lost rabbit holes…
Teaching baby crabs to scuttle…

“Like this – no – sideways…
Here – watch me, then try it again…”


My hair is turning the colour of algae –
My tears pollute the tide…
I get so far out –
But they always call me back…

Well, this time I won’t go…

Traversing the headland…
This time I want to see…
The further shore…
The beach beyond Belhaven…
Beyond the bay…
Is something the same -
Symmetrically reflected…
Something identical…

Yet different.

Thursday, April 19, 2007




Hi,

Whilst I put the finishing touches to RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR I've also been working on another project - another book called DUNBAR SPRING. This time it's photos and along the lines of WILD LIFE fron last year, but without the bears. The theme is the small Scottish town on Dunbar and the surrounding towns of North Berwick and East Linton. The photos above are from Belhaven Beach. The reason I've posted pictures here is that I've included two of my older poems in the book. One is WAVES from ROLLERCOASTER in 2002 and the other is BELHAVEN BAY from THIRD TIME LUCKY, also from 2002.

The book will be available on the www.lulu.com site within the next couple of days.

Take care,

Paul xx