The vivid pink and green shimmering waves of Aurora Borealis 
   viewed from the Isle of Skye,
the island’s curving white bridge visible under a sunlit blue sky with 
  layers of cloud passing high,
a remote beach cove on the Isle Of Harris sculpted by the sea with
   sand grains of purest white,
  the shallow turquoise water highlighted with glittering silver
    diamonds reflecting the radiant sunlight.

The towering hexagonal black volcanic basalt columns of the small 
outlying island of Fingal’s Cave,
sit atop deeply shadowed eroded rock sea arches carved by 
tempestuous wind and wave,
in an isolated glen waits a small bothy with a white thatch roof  
  bleached bu mercurial Scottish weather,
the speckled head with the red waffles of a native grouse appears
  above slumbering winter heather.

Saint Kilda’s island has underground nesting burrows where a colony
 of Puffins are based,
 the Highland’s oak barrels of distilled aged amber whiskey, smooth 
 warming nectar to the taste,
  a light wind carries the calls of plaintive sheep grazing near flowering
  heather high on a windswept moor,
 a steam train crosses the sweeping curve of Glenfinnian’s viaduct rising
     high above a valley floor.

Ebony still water reflects a mirror image of copper tinted conifers 
    created by a cirrocumulus mackerel sky,
the lower green moss covered rocks of the Glencoe mountains
    softened where nebulous dawn mist lies,
 the ever-changing weather, wildlife, fauna and soaring mountainous vistas,
 all that you loved so dear,
when I think of or look at Scotland, so full of natural beauty, 
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 -2017

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of Scotland.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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