The Northern Ireland Coast

Towering weathered sea stacks in mirrored obsidian ocean highlighted by a 
 silver full moon,
a cornflower blue butterfly rests on the reed stem of lissom marram grass on
 a windswept dune,
a remote tide sculpted cove shaped like an extended oriental fan lined with a
   curve of pristine golden sand,
the elaborate design of an obsidian black hexagonal basalt causeway created as
  though by a giant’s hand.

A decorative clifftop library shaped like a circular temple watches the rhythmical
  ebb and flow of the waves,
the prismatic beauty of an artist’s palette rainbow viewed through the dark arch
    of a mermaid’s cave,
mischievous sunlight and clouds create fluid light and shade as shadows chase
   along rugged moorland,
looking northward, the diaphanous curtain of Aurora Borealis’ dance in pink and 
    green shimmering bands.

A restless sea momentarily touched with liquid silver by sunlight shining through
   layered clouds of grey,
an ephemeral coral pink summer sunset colour-washes beach and waves over a
 calm indigo coloured bay,
the mesmeric eloquent rhythmical drumbeat of traditional Irish folk music briefly
 entertains from an open door,
the serene sweeping silence of the monumental snow covered rock peaks of an
 imposing ebony black granite tor.

A luxuriant polychromatic carpet of delicate pink and purple flowering heather 
flows down to the valley floor,
the rich golden yellow summer flowers of tenacious dwarf gorse brighten a sparse 
    windswept moor,
 shadowed conifer forested peaks are tinted copper and amber by the radiance of
 setting sun’s rays,
you never tire of this beautiful rugged coastline with constantly fluxing light 
 and tides throughout the day.

Happy Birthday Matt Love From Zara

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