Poem 25 – The Intercessor

Reckless these needles stand proud
Reaching defiantly into the deep
An arm outstretched captured pleading
Skimming stone caught flying mid-leap
Valiant intercessor bridging between
Stark precipice and unstoppable blue
Tempestuous nights beacon flashing
Steering brave souls home safe and true

Stuck inside due to Covid gives me the chance to look back through the year’s photos. This one comes from a walk along the south coast of the Isle of Wight, past the Tennyson monument, to look out on the Needles and their lighthouse. What started off as a drizzly day thankfully quickly cheered up, but not much imagination is required to picture how fierce this tranquil scene could become if the weather truly turned.

The Needles, Isle of Wight


© Ben Quant 2021

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