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If I Had Wings

If I Had Wings When walking on Luing, the island where I live in the Inner Hebrides, I imagine myself right up there with the hawks and eagles, soaring on thermals over ice-blue waters and ochre shores..and able to pick … Continue reading

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One Happy Dog

One Happy Dog Getting to and from our island home involves a lovely ferry journey on the bonny blue Belnahua Ferry; we are often accompanied by the ferrymaster’s young dog. The ferry is as cheerful as the dog. As with … Continue reading

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Where Spirits Dwell

Where Spirits Dwell The first window of morning frames the yacht moored in the reflection of a copper kettle. Boiling overnight, now set to shimmer. Crisp leaves, and I, chase wind and chaffinch over glimmering slates to the sithean hill … Continue reading

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The Wonder Of Blue

The Wonder Of Blue From the blue of the ferry taking us across to our new home.. To the blue yonder. With the Isle of Scarba, hazy on the blue horizon.. Overlooking the small, sheltered inlet where the fish are … Continue reading

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Blown Off Course

Blown Off Course It’s easy to be blown off course. By hot or cold air. By the opinions and machinations of others. By perceived criticism, wisdom, advice. Trouble is, all of it – including that which we dish out ourselves … Continue reading

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Tideline

Tideline Living within reach of inumerable beaches is alluring to say the least. When Donne wrote “teach me to hear mermaids singing” in his poem ‘Song’ about the sliding scale of honesty in women.. he probably wasn’t in as sublime … Continue reading

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Together In The Snow

Together In The Snow First snow lies on holly leaves dark, Amongst the cloudy foliage of roadside hedges. Two fawns stop and peer at us.. and at a bound, faster than the swiftest hound, Leap through the weak and falling … Continue reading

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The Tracks Of My Years

The Tracks Of My Years No-one but me wants to follow a track marked by my blurred, and probably unreliable memory. However there are some memories daubed in indelible ink. Searingly poignant memories, that stop me in my tracks; and … Continue reading

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Flight Path

Flight Path The falcon flew up from the verge, its flight path sharply upward – the road ahead like a runway to the sky. Time suspended, as though we existed in a perpetual Sunday – with the weather living up … Continue reading

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Perspective

Perspective.

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