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Shortest day

December 21, 2021

Sunrise and sunset, from the Shetland webcams.

Midwinter in Shetland

this painted morning
a fulmar rides the wind
cloud-dragons linger above a gilded sea

this watercolour afternoon
surf churns between slick black rocks
punctuations in ocean’s long argument with land

this blue-washed evening
lighthouse beams sweep the sky clean
again and again and again

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jane P permalink
    December 21, 2021 7:13 pm

    Beautiful, Ama. Could feel I was there

  2. December 21, 2021 7:18 pm

    Thank you Jane. Those webcams are such a gift!

  3. January 10, 2022 7:54 am

    Love the last stanza Ama – ‘blue-washed evening’, and the rhythm of the waves in ‘again and again and again’. Beautiful.
    Julie x

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