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The Castle

In the mist of the Scottish countryside
Where clouds touch the lofty hills
Stands a castle on a shores edge
Rocks and mortar laid by hand
Cobblestone pathway over the bridge
Centuries of footsteps preceded
Once kings and nobles walked in grace
Now is only one persons place
Out upon the loch winter would arrive
Cold wind and frozen ice  gather
The castle walls would keep out the frost
In spring  ice would jam up against the rock
As early heather  blooms upon the rocky shore
Winter left it's coat of white
As crocus and tulips now grasp the sun
Summer's new grass shoots come alive
To the rhythm of the warm winds
The seasons come and the seasons go
In all weather the castle remains firm
A landmark for centuries will stand
This castle made to withstand the test of time.



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  1. Date: 4/19/2014 11:33:00 PM

    I loved this, you make me wish to go, I have been all over the world, and yet still haven't made it back to where I am from!!!
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 9:16:00 PM

    GREAT writing, PHyllis. So nice to see you here today with this new poem. I really liked that line: to the rhythm of warm winds. I think that is you longing for the summertime after this most terrible winter. Is this a castle in a picture or one nearby where you live?
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 5:10:00 PM

    Some building stand for a very long time for sure as do some family lines..Enjoyed reading your creative work today..Thanks for the visit to my page..I hope that the upcoming Easter Sunday will be all that you could hope for and more besides..Sara
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 3:09:00 PM

    - Strange to think of ..... year after year .... People are born and people die ... - Song and dance ... war and blood ... the castle standing there so old and proud! - A very well written poem my friend Phyllis. - BUT ...... now you need to stay healthy ...... Spring is coming!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)