A New Year’s walk by the Clyde…


ebb and flow

flow and ebb

fluctuations and situations

assumptions and expectations

“All the world’s a stage

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages…”

thus saith the Bard of Avon.

life’s tattoos evidenced upon mind and body 

an abundance of Acts already ” soliloquyed ”

and yet more to unfold…

Prologue performed many moons ago with

subsequent Chapters somewhat slapdashly executed

all the while searching, searching , searching…

for flowing rhyme and intuitive wisdom

a Spring cleaning and a simplifying 

an acceptance and a blossoming

a slowing down and an opening up…

Nature…my teacher and my guide 

gently and lovingly cajoling me to look and

tenderly presenting Her paradoxes before me…

calm before the storm as

the Clyde gently and coquettishly

teases the riverbank with her caresses

then with no warning

she unleashes her twin daughters

torrents of torment and turbulence 

raging venom and spewing spray 

upon all who venture near…

humbly I bow before Your majesty and magnificence

ebb and flow

flow and ebb.



After more rainfall than we can ever remember this Autumn and Winter of 2015, and such mild temperatures, the twin waterfall of Bonnington Linn on the Clyde at New Lanark was magnificent! 


7 thoughts on “A New Year’s walk by the Clyde…

  1. Ebb and flow, exit and entrance, death and life, storm and calm: juxtaposing the opposites is a fine way of expressing our fragile existence between them. Congratulation on great start in the New Year!

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