The Well of Urd


Touched by Urd’s water,
Suns white light pours from her core
Fates unfolding song.

And inspired by Laura’s comment (see below) here’s a second haiku

Rising Phoenix like
From the wells sacred waters
Singing our fates song.

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 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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26 Responses to The Well of Urd

  1. ladyfi says:

    Wow – so full of gorgeous light!

  2. LB says:

    The reflection in the water is wonderful … look how you can see the details of the wing! Wonderful!

  3. Ese' s Voice says:

    Wings full of light… and so beautifully written…

  4. poppytump says:

    Seonaid … this is just simply wondrous .

  5. Pat says:

    This is beautiful. I can’t think of anything to else to say – not like me to be speechless. ๐Ÿ™‚ You did it!

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Such a beautiful glow.

  7. Fabulous light! Almost angelic ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    like a phoenix ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Laura, I hadn’t thought about the Phoenix, but it’s perfect for this shot….and even for the haiku…
      Rising Phoenix like
      From the wells sacred waters
      Singing our fates song.

  9. Positively glowing, fabulous.

  10. Lynne Ayers says:

    I love the light and the grace, Seonaid. Beautiful.

  11. says:

    The lighting is just wondrous !

  12. Sharon K. says:

    Fantastic shot! The glow of her wings is really lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. What wonderful light, magical…. how good that you were there to capture this.

    • It really was magical. The low light dazzled my eyes to all but the very near….and the swans slowly woke from their watery slumber on the loch. It was a lovely chance discovery ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. You’ve heard the saying that ‘Chance favors the prepared mind,’ well this photo must have been a product of chance favoring the prepared photographer. How serendipitous … the rising sun and the displaying swan. Glad you were there, and prepared, to capture the (literal) coincidence. D PS: Lots of big words attempting to say … ‘beautiful,’ and ‘thank you.’

    • Thank you David. I had gone to Duddingston Loch around 8:30 am hoping to catch the rising sun over the water, and a chance to use my new landscape lens. However it wasn’t to be, on Saturday there was a slim line of clouds across the horizon… of the sky clear… no stunning sunrise over water. Instead I climbed Arthur’s Seat with the dogs, and then as we reached the bottom again the sun rose above the cloud line. I was so lucky to be there to watch the sleeping swans uncurl into the warm touch of the light, and it wasn’t what I had planned!

  15. Ajay Kumar says:

    Nice Capture!
    my Recent Article About a Royal Land, Rajasthan, India.

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