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Khaki Rainbows

Thunderous sprays of Khaki
my view today

The unremitting gloom
of Shetland skies
scurried over
Viking island

No romance bestowed
in Nordic skies
No ancient runes
bestowing order
and chance allowed

The pig squeal
of wipers on windscreens
like balloons squashed
on silica

Crashing through the
drear dry dock
a caught chain
crusting with ferrous

like a ghost snake
wrapped around
the fisher mans catch

Waiting valiantly
the ferry bobbing
her human cargo
to Scotland

Nearer to Stavanger
than London
these daily commutes
in winters wasting wrasps

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Damned good eyesight there gal, watching that ferry from Southampton lol
Loved the write, had a lovely feel about it, joining those places with us all, Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

You made a dreary scene seem hauntingly beautiful ... I cant see anything to change or add


Jayne-Chloe xxx

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” — W.B. Yeats

Thank you for that...

Ells xx

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Hi Ian, mum's a Scot....have been dragged up there visiting relatives. Enough said! LOL Actually, it has a stark beauty but in winter, I can't imagine a more godforsaken place to travel to.

Ells :)

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We were going to swap houses for one in Shetland a few years ago but chickened out lol. Love the stories of Scotland though, Yours Ian.T
PS:- I have my Neopoet on 160 for the print size for reading I find it easier on the eyes..Not sure if you know that you can change the size of the print for reading lol it's on the right at the bottom just increase until its good for you..Have a great day...

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

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