Donald’s House

Donald’s House alcohol ink SW

Donald was our neighbour and friend for fifteen years. He lived in the small croft house next to the river. We spent memorable evenings infront of the fire with a dram laughing and exchanging stories. Happy times.

Here is an excerpt from the poem.

Donald’s house

The luminous walls glowed in the moonlight,

Gable window flickered with orange delight.

Smoke plumes rose from the chimney stack,

As charred wood aroma called us back…

SW

Poetry

Inspired by nature and living on this amazing island.

During an evening stoll on midsummer night and I could hear a snipe flying over the moor. The bees were humming as they foraged for nectar in the fading light. The scents from the honeysuckle and orchids floated through the air. I was inspired to write the poem “Midsummer Night” and here is an excerpt

Midsummer night

To settle and rest and close your eyes,

Absorbing the sweet air with gentle sighs.

The dew is falling with moist delight,

To cool the meadow in the fading light…

SW