iggandfriends

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Holidays and memories

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When I was sixteen

We moved to a place

With views of mountains and fields

With estuary and sand dunes

Where you could paddle

Along the narrow inlets

At low tide

And watch the fish dart ahead

Flashes of silver in the sunlight

And feel the flicker of flatfish

Disturbed by your passage

As they skimmed the surface

of the sand

It was not always a safe place

For the tide could turn and rush in

Leaving you in a mad scramble

Towards the shore

Safety

But not for anything

Would I have missed

The touch of the fish

As they tickled my feet

tralee1

A week spent away in Benderloch, just north of Oban. No email, no internet. Just the sea, the mountains, and the green… bringing back memories of my time near Porthmadog. I was up in Benderloch for Woolfeis, the gaelic wool festival. Great fun, of which more later.

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Author: iggandfriends

Taking time out to ponder life and everything else. This is the space where I press the pause button on my busy life to reconnect with God, to re-energize, and focus on my creativity. Time out to blow bubbles, walk on the beach, write some stuff, do some needlework, and generally enjoy life once again. You can view my main blog at www.iggandfriends.wordpress.com. I also have another blog at www,faithinthehome.wordpress.com, and a arty/crafty one at http://52weeksofcreations.wordpress.com/. I hope you enjoy visiting :)

10 thoughts on “Holidays and memories

  1. Funny you posted this morning. I had missed you and was wondering if you’d been dropped from my ‘follow’ list. So this morning I get treated to a beautiful poem and an equally beautiful picture. Looks like you enjoyed the sojourn! Whenever anyone mentions Oban I think of this beautiful song:

  2. Thanks for brightening my day with your beautiful poem.

  3. Those places are like tongue-twisters to me! Wonderful poem, Igg. Good to see you back in my reader.

  4. Nice. My children liked your poem. Thanks!

  5. Jealous!! Enjoy!!! πŸ™‚

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