17 August 2014

Magpie Tales 233: Crossing Waters


Yell Sound, Shetland, 2014, by R.A.D. Stainforth via Magpie Tales

Straps dig in the back
Shift the pack while stomach drops
Thrum of engines, bass in the gut
Gulls wheel and cry tears, 
like those of Ma and Da
when home is left behind

15 comments:

  1. Lovely line about the gulls crying tears like those of ma and da.

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  2. a whole story in so few words....brilliant imagery..x

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    1. The essence of things fascinates me :)

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  3. So much emotion caught with so few words - well done.

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    1. Thank you for that, and for reading my words!

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  5. Gentile and yet tidal ;) Great Mag. Love and Light, S

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    1. Thank you. Love and light to you, as well.

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  6. To leave all you know, sail across dangerous waters, to begin anew in a country where you do not know what may happen...would I be so willing?

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  7. What an emotional little piece! A delight.

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  8. This little piece spoke volumes ~ Eddie

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  9. Oh I felt this one in my belly...beautiful write Irish...

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"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."


-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...