I like this unexpected comparison. It also evokes a sense of place. Thank you.
A very interesting juxtaposition, John :)wishesdevika
Thanks! It brings to mind my wonderful holiday in Arran where I saw the most magnificent heron I have ever seen, in the stream running into Catacol Bay. The old man?...well I guess that was me!
lovely. I like "round-shouldered."
shadows means there is some light!A Happy Winter Solstice Day!
Great connection. Very visual and comforting to know that the round-shoulders don't have to be a sign merely of fading youth.
A very nice visual rhyme, and a nice little surprise in that last line.