Southend-on-Sea

Drifting
on a tide from long ago,

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1

They swing at anchor silently
Wreathed in early
morning mist,
Like ghosts grown mellow with antiquity.

Victoria Circus circa 1930, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2

With names like
Gladys, Will and Edith May

Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1

Heroic legends motionless on ancient bows,
They
are waiting for the breeze, patiently

Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1

Submissive to the whims of air and
ebb.

From Adrian Green’s Sailing Barges off Southend (1987)

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