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Fada, cian Fada – Far, Far Distant

May 7, 2013

 

Silence never silent

Waters never still

Birdmen scale mountains

Gannet speaks in ecoed shrill

 

Tides continue turning

Songs sung in silent drill

A life not yet forgotten

Absence on the hill.

 

The cleitean dark and empty

Propellers sunken still

The gun rusting over

The silence of the hill

 

The mail boat drift hath ended

Stac Biorrach route untold

Soay, Hirta, Boreray,

Dun

All left alone.

 

 

©   Katie Johnston

 

 

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