Crash of wave upon the shore,
Lift shell to ear and hear sea roar
Warm wind gust out from far inland ,
Whipping, whirling, grains of sand.
Gulls scream loud, wheel and cry,
Soar like Icarus up on high.
Toe tip I along the tideline alone ,
leave soft footprints amongst the foam,
Pick amongst the wave washed treasure,
Man made and nature born in equal measure,
Sea glass shard, pebbles, rocks,
sponge, anemone, seaweed locks,
Plastic, clam, tangled net,
barnacles ,crab carapace soaking wet,
Lift up cans, straws, fishing line,
Odds and ends, all are mine.
Claim my prizes from the tide,
Amongst the waves no more to ride.
Inspired by a #2minutebeachclean along Newgale beach, Pembrokeshire.
If you have 2 minutes to spare whilst on your favourite beach, give it a go! The aim is to pick up as much litter as you can find in the space of just 2 minutes (although if you want to keep going for longer, I don’t think anyone will stop you!). Once you’ve gathered your waste recycle or dispose of it appropriately. Et voila, you have done your bit to help keep our seas and oceans rubbish free! Head to the official beach clean website for tips on what to do and how to stay safe whilst doing it.