/ Westering home, and a song in the air,
/ Light in the eye and it’s goodbye to care.
/ Laughter o’ love,…
the sound & the silences
/ the lighthouse & the standing stone
/ the road & the moor
/ the fuschia & the hazel
/ the garden &…
yellow sea-cabbage …
Hit hed ta be a saint at strayed dis far nort
/ at cared aboot da sowls o Pictish fisherfock.
/ Foo da bairns…
The basking islands. The rocks
/ like sails or fins or teeth.
/ High wings are black blades
/ as the barnacle geese pass.
/ The blue men…
An iarmailt cho soilleir tana
/ mar gum biodh am brat-sgàile air a reubadh
/ ‘s an Cruthadhear ‘na shuidhe am fianuis a shluaigh
For Catherine and Jamie
/ It is big sky and its changes,
/ the sea all round and the waters within.
/ It is the way…
Skye: I’m back again couldn’t resist your wide horizon smiles and the jewellery of your white
/ washed houses gummed to the…