End of Days

The sun set behind Linlithgow Palace
It’s dying rays pleading across the freezing earth
A vain attempt to hold the dark at bay.
Its warming powers gone,
Light its only weapon,
Defeat was certain, but shed no tears,
For the seasons tides will turn again.

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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27 Responses to End of Days

  1. Hi, firstly thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog, secondly, I don’t know if you’re into the Awards thing, but I’ve nominated you for the Most Influential Blogger Award, a bit of blogging fun. Go to my blog to find out more: http://wp.me/s3YDNK-880

  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful post! Gorgeous capture of the sun rays!

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’m longing for the return from the underworld and trying hard to shed no tears.

    • Me too Gilly, all of a sudden. I feel I turned my back for a second and in swooped winter, and her shrunken days and bone chilling wind. I was walking yesterday in freezing cold sunlight reminiscing over the long warm evenings so recently passed…..and longing for their return! Soon I’ll settle into winters rhythm, but I’m not there yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. vastlycurious.com says:

    Great framing Seonaid!

  5. I think we feel similarly about the coming of winter and desperately needing to believe that the light will return. Here is one of my poems in response: http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/31/

    • Oh I definitely need to know the light and warmth will return……then I can relax a little and enjoy the unique delights of winter. This year it just feels very abrupt… the change from a warm golden autumn to a freezing dark winter !
      I love the poem you wrote last year, and thanks for posting the link…..it’s perfect for how I’m feeling ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. ladyfi says:

    Gorgeous words and shot!

  7. The denseness comes, the denseness comes, the denseness comes… and there goes my heart. Forgetting you feel… that your real… I toss you aside.
    What is it that keeps me from seeing- feeling your heart; there’s nothing there. Unable to feel mine, I cannot feel yours, as they are one and the same. Easily forgotten along the way, as I carelessly go about my day, in the land of me.
    Its so easy to crush you, really very easy to do. I give it no more thought than I would putting mayo onto a slice of bread.
    I complain, continue to whine and blame, as the lost heart poster remains unclaimed.

  8. Like to know the type of Camera
    you use!

    The picture should be made into
    The sequence of the Seasons!!

    The rhythm of wording come from
    u’re Soul

    If ever in the NewEngland are
    look me up

    Have a Happy thanksgiving

    The Wilderness Pharmacist


    • I’m using a Canon 650d, and really am in love with what I can do with it ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for the wonderful comments and compliments, it’s wonderful that you enjoyed the post. What a wonderful invitation, and Im always happy to hear from or even see blogging friends who are visiting Edinburgh ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Well done. An ode to our coming winter. D

    • My exact intention, and I’m delighted you liked it. All of a sudden it feels like autumns over and the tiny short days of winter have arrived, along with a chilled wind from the North bringing the first snow flurries ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. colonialist says:

    *gloat* But here we have summer acumin in.
    Mind you, just lately it has been a-washin in, like a tide. We had torrents yesterday.

    • Thanks, I was delighted to spot the shot!
      It’s been a really dry Autumn, thoughtfully raining mostly at night, so the leaves are sitting in wonderful crisp piles…..but I do envy your approaching summer…..feels a long way from here with our tiny shrunken days and crisp freezing temps ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Rosa de los Vientos says:

    So poetic, Seonaid.
    Can feel it all.

  12. Great shot =) Thanks for sharing

  13. restlessjo says:

    Quite beautifully expressed, Seonaid. (but I’m missing Summer already ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    • Suddenly I am too Jo, the days have shrunk to tiny spaces in between the long nights and the temperatures have just as suddenly dropped away to freezing. I always forget about quite how short these winter days feel!

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