Friday, December 19, 2008

the hern
an the bodach:
thair boolie-backit sheddaes




the heron
and the old man:
their round-shouldered shadows

9 comments:

  1. I like this unexpected comparison. It also evokes a sense of place. Thank you.

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  2. A very interesting juxtaposition, John :)

    wishes
    devika

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  3. 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!

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  4. lovely. I like "round-shouldered."

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  5. shadows
    means there
    is some light!

    A Happy Winter Solstice Day!

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  6. Great connection. Very visual and comforting to know that the round-shoulders don't have to be a sign merely of fading youth.

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  7. A very nice visual rhyme, and a nice little surprise in that last line.

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