The Tall Lighthouse
Andy Brown

For the past 15 years Andy Brown has lived in Devon, close to the sea, a subject that has formed a central motif in his poetry.

He is Director of the Centre for Creative Writing & Arts at the University of Exeter. The author and editor of ten books, his latest collections are an early selected poems, Fall of the Rebel Angels: poems 1996-2006 (Salt Publications), and Goose Music, a collection of poems written in collaboration with John Burnside (also Salt).

the storm berm


Andy Brown’s linguistic originality and his delight in experiments with form, show his love of language and willingness to play with music, meaning and the reader's expectations and perceptions.

                                                Poetry Review


The Storm Berm from the storm berm


Our dinghy wallows and the water swears

to pitch us into the elating world

of dogfish and bass, where the earth falls off;

where thunder rolls in with a probing light. 

Behind us, doe-eyed harbour seals disturb

the surface, their knowing bodies rolling

underneath, stirring strong eddies and whorls. 

Ahead the water bends into the creek

between the buoys that mark the shallow strait.

Our boat restores its pitch and makes the quay

busy now with labouring fishermen 

piling sandbags high onto the berm.

We moor and join them, shoring our defence

against the rising tide; the coming storm.





viagra 50 mg cialis information cialis blood thinner buy viagra in canada viagra for order cialis 100 mg canadian generic cialis real viagra online get cialis online cialis on sale order viagra online viagra for sale generico cialis buy viagra in uk buy cialis online canada cialis cheap price viagra pfizer canada discount viagra without prescription order viagra viagra in uk order viagra online generic viagra in canada buy cialis low price viagra online shop cialis in the united kingdom buy cialis australia cheapest viagra to buy online in uk real viagra pharmacy prescription non pescription cialis buy cheap viagra internet generic cialis online usa viagra sales viagra canadian sales buy cialis online without prescription real cialis without prescription buy viagra from canada cialis fast delivery free viagra samples discount cialis without prescription mexican cialis cialis without prescription cialis low price cialis cialis samples order cialis canada viagra non prescription buying cialis now viagra without prescription levitra versus viagra cialis overnight delivery cialis free samples cialis free samples get cialis online cialis in uk compare cialis levitra viagra cheap cialis in usa cialis samples get viagra without prescription generic cialis in india online order viagra overnight delivery cialis australia order viagra without prescription viagra sildenafil citrate buy now cialis