Toes and feet,tide and northern sea to creep,
wild horses white and wet and charging, frothing deep.
ready - jump! - and kick and splash,
shell and shingle, ocean floor and quickest sinking sand.
And you are brave,
higher, further depth to gain,
cotton dress tucked top of legs and summer sun-kissed face.
Who could hardly hold you back from seaweed, salt and spray...
To shriek and call,
throw your mighty fist aloft,
queen of beach and eastern sea and castle on the shore.
Little daughter, edge of land,
fierce as any grown man,
wild foaming horses white and mother's Joan Of Arc.