Poetry Map of Scotland: poem no. 394

Gazing at Arran’s Goat Fell

the lapping of little waves
the sparkling sun on water
brambles ripe – ready to eat
light breeze shaking long grass
blue sky – blue as blue can be
     free from chem-trails

honking geese flying east
cows in a field half asleep
twee-tweet – an unseen bird
gulls white dots on wet sand
misty line of South Ayrshire
     foreground of white sails

the longing to linger here longer
the longing to make a painting

Larry Butler

View our full map of Scotland in Poems as it grows »

For instructions on how to submit your own poems, click here

All poems from our Poetry Map of Scotland  are subject to copyright and should not be reproduced otherwise without the poet's permission.