(Swan on Loch – photo by E. Nichol. Inspired by Limonia and Laburnum, longest partnership of Bewick swans recorded at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.)
A low sky melts into the scene
as I capture her solitary course.
Through thinning mist and shrouded air
she glides across silvered ripples,
slow, lilting movements leaving
wrinkles of water
trailing in her wake.
Solitary but not alone;
her lover is always there,
a shadowing ghost in the loch,
connected in perfect symmetry.
As I stand, hair pearled with moisture,
fragile barriers inside me shift,
breaking into a thousand pieces.
Copyright © Kriss Nichol 2015
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Novel – In Desolate Corners, Shadows Crouch:a story of loss and redemption set in the wild places of Northumberland and Cumbria – available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon
Poetry – The Language of Crows :a collection of poems available from the author
Poetry – Between Lands : a collaboration of poetry and photographs on a Greek myth theme with fine art photographer Elliot Nichol available from www.elliotnicholphoto.co.uk