Annie Sland is the winner of this term’s Creative Competition on the theme ‘Boundary’ for her poem, ‘The Waterfront’.
I’ll find her there
Find her where the pier becomes the air
And falls away, deep and deep.
I’ll find where the waters swirl and sleep.
At the joining of our hands
I’ll feel her where the waves confront the sands
And the sun begins to bleach her swirling hair.
But, oh, where the pier becomes the air —
Where old men came to chase the western sky,
Where young men such as I
Now come to chase a girl.
I’ll find her here
Find her at the falling of the pier
Where the waters sleep and swirl.