Late O'Clock

Late O'Clock

A Poem by Chris Shaw

Beyond this rain splashed window pane,
my eyes are drawn towards the town,
three storeys high and looking down
into the harbour's thirsty mouth.

Low tide, sees anchored boats like stone
and silent streets unwelcome though
a glow from amber lamps gives light
to soften where the water laps.

Square riggers once would grace this place
and Captain's lodged where I now stay,
so they too had the same sharp view
of Brixham that I have today.

These cottages of pastel hues,
that oversee from giddy heights
at dawn are of the present time,
yet haunt the living late at night.

© 2018 Chris Shaw


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Harbourside is an awesome place to be. One of my favourite spots. This poem has taken me to this particular place. That a vantage point it must have been, the Captain's lodge. There must also be a long history to go with it. Thanks for sharing, Chris. /Frederick.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Frederick for checking this older poem out. Good to see it breathe again.

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I just know I have been here before .. and of course, you know that too our Chris .. just wanna say .. it's good to be back my friend ..................... Neville :)

Posted 13 Hours Ago


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Chris Shaw

13 Hours Ago

You just made my sleepy Saturday morning Neville. Thank you my friend :)
Neville

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N is :)ing too ... just realised it is saturday doh and I dont mean department of health ne.. read more
Chris Shaw

12 Hours Ago

:)............
Harbourside is an awesome place to be. One of my favourite spots. This poem has taken me to this particular place. That a vantage point it must have been, the Captain's lodge. There must also be a long history to go with it. Thanks for sharing, Chris. /Frederick.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Frederick for checking this older poem out. Good to see it breathe again.

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Ah, I love anything that speaks of the sea or feels like a canvas sail. This was beautiful and it brought the sound of distant crashing waves and screeching gulls to my mind. Thank you for that! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks for checking this oldie out. That is the poem as well as me :) I am very fond of Brixham.. read more
"and Captains lodged where I now stay"... It must be a magical place where you live.
A mystery of history... Time to review when you first graced us with your poems.
A starburst of poetic waves crashing upon the shore. gently, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

My dear Pat, allow me to thank you so for wandering in my library. Brixham is very special to me. W.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

It is natural to ponder the beauty of the sky and Ocean... even at night. Our silver years can brin.. read more
Beautiful work. I feel like I have almost travelled there myself! Always have wanted to visit, but still ironing out details. I really enjoy the history of places like that. I've always wanted to know about it wherever I go. Thank you

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Brixham is a small fishing town in Devon. I love it there and when I am on holiday there often write.. read more
I have been and seen and that beach over there and the finest tattoo shop and a fine fish and chip too

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Love the place gram. Just booked to go back in October. Was there about five weeks ago. Fish and chi.. read more
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Rye
Such a wonderful write here, so lovely

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

That's good to know :) Feel free to raid my archives:)
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Rye

2 Years Ago

I probably will later, I am trying to ail my back. I hate backaches
Love this lusty account of a seaside town in all its former glory and love the description and wonderful account you set out in this piece Chris. Being a pleb I tried but failed to follow the rhyming scheme!

Posted 3 Years Ago


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John Alexander McFadyen

3 Years Ago

Bugger!!!!
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

:)) I mix and match sometimes.
John Alexander McFadyen

3 Years Ago

Bad girl!!
Nice closing, and true about old house [have noticed a theme of closeness to the sea in several of your poems, Christine].

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Dear Nolo, I thank you for your visit. I do indeed have a love of the sea, especially Brixham. Going.. read more

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Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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