Around the nose of Fife
From Boarhills our steps stitch a seam
between inland golf greens
and rough grassland tangled with
rope, weed, and wellingtons
the sea has been knitting all winter.
The shore is tacked loosely
to the Low Countries
by crossings of wool, coal, salt,
once traded for red clay pantiles;
ballast low in boat-bellies,
pitched above white harl
onto corbie-gabled roofs
around Crail Harbour.
#26Steps B-C | Boarhills to Crail, Fife | Linda Cracknell http://www.lindacracknell.com