Sally Evans

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Mirror (Flanders Moss, near Stirling)


I hear the water swishing down,
this equilibrium of rain.

I think of waterfalls and trees
leaves dipped with liquid weight,

river floods that rush and foam
from clouds and burns to every firth

but more, how the wet-sated moss
blinks this raised mirror full of light,

invites parched earthlings to stumble
and plowter in its star-shaped pools,

or patchy depths and aqueous animals,
their lives made possible by mist and rain

as my life has been made possible in Scotland,
this country I love for its rain.

Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Poets, Peat and Poetry: a Poetry Scotland special supplement for the Flanders Moss Project.This poem may be heard and watched as Filmpoem 23 by Alistair Cook

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Sally Evans (1/8/2013 6:35:00 PM)

    This poem has been made into a Filmpoem: Filmpoem 23 by Alastair Cook. easy to find on the internet (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,426 Points Dave Walker (5/10/2012 3:08:00 PM)

    A really great poem, like it, a great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    Indian forefathers. (Report) Reply

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