Will Vigar

a writer of sorts

Nairn Beach (Impressionist)


Saltwater seethes from the Black Isle

to tease an endless beach; sea touching sky

with a palette of blue green and haze grey.

Rothko shimmers quickening the landscape


painting waves in roiling torment.

Tide low, the white caps swell and claw,

hand  over hand; ceaseless; desperate

to free themselves from the deeps


and reach the receding dry land. Sand –

uncaring – shifts like hard mist skittering,

dancing, leaving ripple tracks to be planed

smooth by a philistine moon on the next


flood. The dunes wait for the gambolling

winds to slow shudder them from the shore,

but are held back from pasture by an apology

of buckthorn between high-tide and rye.


The threat of spring fills the harbour

with skiffs, dinghies and yachts waiting

to shred the peart colourfields and fill

the silent beach where Chaplin played…

4 comments on “Nairn Beach (Impressionist)

  1. badvibrations2015
    April 10, 2019

    This is beautiful.


  2. erroneouschoices
    April 10, 2019

    Picture and poem, lovely


  3. henrygiles
    April 22, 2019

    I spent my schoolday holidays in Nairnshire.. Super pic and words.


    • Will
      April 22, 2019

      Thank you. I’ve only been once, but what a beautiful place! Definitely going back soon.

      Liked by 1 person

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