Divine Sight

 

Gentle as the lapping frill on Kilshannig shore,

between the strung out lonely poles conducting skylit power,

against the charcoal sketches lining distant Dingle ridges,       

among the oyster catchers and trot-trotting sanderlings:

unbridled silhouettes gaze on the Hogs of Magharee.

Sleek surprises, piebald, white, chestnut, skew and ebony.

Luxurious, they crop and nuzzle verdant salty scrub,

sharing air with meadow pipits, rowdy summer gulls.

With lazy clop, they idle on the verges in the lanes;

tranquillity imbues the shake and chaos of their manes.

Room to roam on parish roads, unfenced, at liberty;   

daughters of unbroken kings, the Pegasus of Kerry.

 

 

Napowrimo 2019

◄ The Ties That Bind

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Laura Taylor

Wed 24th Apr 2019 12:24

For sure Trev. It's a beautiful place😃

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Trevor Alexander

Tue 23rd Apr 2019 17:40

Never been to Kilshannig, Laura, but pretty close when I went round the Ring a couple of years ago. Might have to plan a trip. 😉

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Laura Taylor

Tue 23rd Apr 2019 15:27

Cheers chuck!

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 23rd Apr 2019 15:07

oooo some reet royal wordplay here mate - loved the windswept rural imagery - great use of words - luverly 😉

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Laura Taylor

Tue 23rd Apr 2019 13:36

Ooo ta both!

Yes indeed you can Trev. I really did leave my heart there this time. You ever been up to Kilshannig?

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Jason Bayliss

Tue 23rd Apr 2019 13:09

Such beautiful, lyrical words I have seldom read.

J. x

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Trevor Alexander

Tue 23rd Apr 2019 12:57

There's a lot going on here, but I can still feel the tranquillity of Kerry. 👍

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Laura Taylor

Tue 23rd Apr 2019 12:45

Day 23, Napowrimo 2019

http://www.napowrimo.net/

Today's prompt: write a poem about an animal.

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