Tuesday, 10 August 2010

WALKABOUTSVERSE 165 OF 230

Poem 165 of 230:  HOLYHEAD AND SURROUNDS - SUMMER 2001

The vivid heaths backed by Snowdon,
    The water-filled “Giant’s Divots,”
And the keeps of kept construction.

The fast flows under Menai Bridge,
    The flat farmland of Anglesea,
And then Holyhead’s ground-round ridge.

Off the train, all Holyhead’s homes -
    Although varied in their structure -
Seemed matched to the ridge in their tones.

After the fortified church-grounds
    (Including Old Harbour vistas),
The museum ended my rounds.

(C) David Franks 2003