Skye is reminiscent of a Renoir painting with virulent yellow and emerald blue
Broken pancakes of islands on a sparkling, sunlight sea
Cradling a little white church, the winding road rides
from Mallagh to Skye,
Light headed from excitement and salt air,
We set sail for Black Pudding Island
Skye, a Renoir painting of orange skies, purple land, virulent yellow and pink sheep
A hidden beach, 2 men kayaking, one goes bottom up
I sit on a broken stone wall, hair blowing in the wind
Tummies tucked in, I feel glamorous
The lens discovers two purple penguins flapping
The zoom finds twins in identical jackets
Brown haired babies, picking pebbles on a stony white beach.
Anne’s blue Clock Glass House, nestled in a cliff
With the softest feathered beds in the world
Hot scones for tea with 20 kinds of home-made jam
4 girls baying at a red moon at the witching hour
Fresh lobsters at The Schoolyard, with a bit of melting butter and parsley,
And then our journey to the end of the world..
Where the cliff broke into ridges and the ridges leaped into the Atlantic
And we leant against ancient rocks, bathing in the pink of a setting sun
I hummed a tune and wrote a picture postcard to my “bluest self”,
Explaining to her why it was all worth it , this business of living.
Skye is the largest and northernmost of an archipelago off the west coast of Scotland. It’s emerald blue waters and dramatic coastline makes it an extremely popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom. The island has a population of just over 10,000.
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