Poetry Map of Scotland, poem no. 150: Cairnsmore

28 Jan

Cairnsmore’s love story

Like lovers who come together
with desperate longing,
tectonic plates collided in orgasms
of crashing waves, turning
world and ocean upside down.

Passions ignited, blood heated
fierce in the veins.
Fires quenched, love cooled,
held fast in an icy grip, blizzards
blind lovers to core-deep truths:

ice moves, smoothes harsh corners;
hearts, toughened, beat stronger.

Mary Smith


from Thousands Pass Here Every Day (Indigo Dreams)


To view our map of Scotland in Poems as it grows, see https://stanzapoetry.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/the-map-revealed/ . For more information on this project, and on how to submit a poem, see https://stanzapoetry.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/mapping-scotland-in-poetry/.

All poems on our poetry map of Scotland and on the StAnza Blog are subject to copyright and should not be reproduced otherwise without the poet’s permission.

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