Poetry Map of Scotland poem no. 123: Flotterstone


Moonlight decadence of a midnight wander
Far from street lights and the sound of cars
Almost floating with joy strolling under the stars

No demanding pleas
To buy unnecessary things from adverts on TV
Away from every single mind grating sound
Another truly peaceful place I have found

Dewdrops glisten like diamonds
In the morning sun
Precious prisms of unequalled beauty
far more useful than any solid one

Tears of sadness and tears of joy
Both have been wept here
This sanctuary from the hoi polloi

Solitude and loneliness
I know the difference now
You’re only ever as alone
As you allow


Nicole Carter

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