Intermittent JournalsBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6962.1172a (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1172
- D Cameron
Dannie Abse Seren (Poetry Wales Press), £14.95, pp 255 ISBN 1–85411–108–6
The last time I walked along the beach at Ogmore in South Glamorgan I was depressed by the muddy Bristol Channel and by the debris - a disposable nappy wallowing at the water's edge, and a slight oily film on the rock pools. My youngest child was entranced by a one clawed crab, a victim perhaps of senseless seagull brutality or a mutant tribute to pollution.
But for Dannie Abse in Intermittent Journals the beach at Ogmore is a rainswept spiritual home, a place of secure memories …