30 July 2014

Ferry me away, again...


I've said it before but I feel the need to say it again...

I would much rather be on a CalMac ferry
heading out on a glittering sea
feeling the wind and watching the headlands
shifting and flowing in mist around me
with gulls circling hopefully, looking for chips
the sound of the engines, that rhythm of ships
the gentlest of heaving in a moderate swell
the old ferry feeling that all is now well 

5 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful. Heart stirring image, and comforting words.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

They certainly comfort me during any difficult day when I can remember that a boat to the islands is only a couple of hours drive away, and I can anticipate the next time. If I ever "run away from it all" I won't be very hard to find.

Claude said...

This might be the most compelling poem and scenes I have ever encountered.

I'm there even though I'm not.

Thank you!



Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

You seem to have enjoyed many a ferry trip with me Claude, even when in Canada, and I hope we will enjoy more together.

susan said...

Beautiful, indeed.