Poetry Map of Scotland poem no. 105: Stevenston Point

Birdwatching at Stevenston Point

On a windswept green finger
that points to Arran,
four-eyed and three-eyed
we watch the clockwork Sanderling
racing the waves

A flotilla of Eider cruise by
their plaintive mew carried by the wind.
The diving ducks dive
and a lone seal watches us
scanning the grey

I feel an inner warmth
that the cold Clyde air
cannot penetrate.
I raise my glasses and toast
this sunlit day.


Derek Parkes

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