dVerse Quadrille #150: Chalk

Beachy Head Sussex
Beachy Head Sussex

The Crumbling Chalk Cliffs of Sussex

I’m standing here
on this wind-swept headland,
parts of it worn away
by Atlantic storms.
Torn.
Renewed.
Replaced.
Time-slips into geography.
It’s old bones behaving badly,
these crumbling chalk cliffs.
It’s the nation’s chalkboard
to all those who sail our
indistinguishable thoughts
between words.


dVerse Poets: Written for De’s #150  44-word Quadrille, including the word Chalk, and Twiglet #275 “word of words” ©Misky 2022 Shared with #quadrille #amwriting on Twitter

12 responses to “dVerse Quadrille #150: Chalk”

  1. Ohhhhhhh. THIS:
    “It’s old bones behaving badly”

    Gah. I LOVE.

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    1. I love your Quadrille prompts. Thank you!

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  2. holy cow – this is a real thing? it’s so beautiful 🙂

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    1. Yes it’s real. The chalk cliffs stretch from Sussex to Kent, ie “the white cliffs of Dover “.

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      1. and is the photo your own? It’s beautiful.

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  3. Old bones behaving badly

    love this… BTW I have noticed that parts of Normandie on the other side have similar cliffs.

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    1. Yes. Their cliffs are also crumbling like ours. France and England used to be connected during the Ice Age.

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  4. “old bones behaving badly” – Love that!
    This is such an incredible photo of beauty.

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  5. I love this line: Time-slips into geography.

    And that is a stunning photo.

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