Lough Swilly Trilogy

Sun-washed salt-marsh shore
Rainbow fragment
Heron wading with measured steps
Solitary walker
Distant snow-capped mountain range
Horseback rider
Fishing boats’ crews setting nets
Window framed.

A plethora of birds ply the airspace
out my bedroom window;
hawks, seagulls, ducks,
blackbirds, herons, wrens,
robins, doves, crows.
In their frenzied sexual quest
for nesting mates
they pronounce Spring’s arrival
on the Inishowen Peninsula.

Inch Island speckled
with sunlight & cloud shadow
contending to determine today’s weather
while sheep graze unconcerned
on its green hillside abundance.

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