Here’s a wintery poem I wrote, which was inspired by the landscape at Marazion Marsh. I used watercolour washes for the background, and a dry brush technique to give the impression of reeds and marsh grass.

Marazion Marsh is a very popular location for ornithologists. People travel from miles around to set up with their cameras and get a glimpse of the birds there. It is an area rich in wildlife, and is a wonderful place to come and trudge in the mud and leave your cares behind.

The Marsh is situated on the mainland, opposite the island which houses St Michael’s Mount, and it is a direct contrast to the busy, bustling Mount, which is teaming with tourists during the summer months.

Sue Aston



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