Category Archives: Poetry

A Scot’s toast to freedom

The rain drives in great, black sheets across the Highlands, casting a dark sheen over the deep green moss. Brown thistles hang limp and sopping wet, the wind howling and hurtling clods of earth onto the rider’s path. Freezing water … Continue reading

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Fall bounty

You may have seen Doc Martin, which uses Cornish things. It gives pretty landscapes, but robs the wind of wings. I have seen Port Quin cove turn into sparkling froth. I’ve watched the emmets flee when gales scream aloft. It’s … Continue reading

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Poetry for moms

Azaleas bursting ruby red and pearly white, bold pink bougainvillea, lilac clusters sparkling like amethyst, heady with honeyed pollen and musky after-rain, buzzing bees and damp mulch: May gardens coming to life on Mother’s Day. A woven blanket caressing motherly … Continue reading

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