Luna Trip to the Western Isles 2002 by Karen Adam

Category: Salty Press

Karen-AdamThis, Karen Adam’s first collection, details the journey from her north east Fife home, across country to Ullapool sailing over to Stornoway and down through the Isles from Lewis to Barra returning home through Skye. The pages rejoice in friends old and new, sights seen and unseen.

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Huishinish Beach – with Andy

Shell sand
Rampant violet
Lilac and pastel rocket’s heady fragrance
Stones and boulders in toning pink and mauve

Scrabbling over huge rocks
Patterned in pink, like handwriting
Rock pools with crimson anemones, tiny fish,
Teaming sea lice like bacteria under a microscope

Up above two eagles
Spread sweeping towards the mist
As it hugs the hillsides
A tiny bone –
Perhaps a bird’s
Perfect pink-striped peach finger nail shell,
Granite stonelets
Spending time, making time
Time for fun like a bairn

Footprints back to the car