Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A view from a bench in Scotland




A rain-assisted memory from a peaceful place. The bench has been placed on a grazing moor, facing the Cairngorms, on a small hillock under a Scots Pine, and has a quote from Scottish poet Norman MacCaig on a plaque on the back rest:

"Landscape and I get on together well.
Though I'm the talkative one, still he can tell
His symptoms of being to me, the way a shell
Murmurs of the ocean"

from 'Landscape and I', 1974