Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

Hovering on above Caithness (Northern Scotland – Orkney)

arctic skuas, guillemots and black backs,
probing – swaying –
with low and high motion
intersplicing

marks of ancient vegetation on wet stone, green moss and seaweedmetal rusted machine parts piled upshort dark grass, sun hitting wild bird eggs, crackedfrom metal white painted beams, to red curved cliffs behindmarks, calligraphic, rock signs perhaps, ochre with dark blue black shapesfigure shadow below, inside the texture of rock shards, beyond bright tarmachillscape, hill in cloud maybe, into cloud spacetransparent water, sun reflecting or the moon with a ladder reaching down

retrieving coordinates –
rangag, ruard
glas mheall liath, coir a’ghiubhsachain
skaill, point of hellia

splitting through eastern sutherland
hovering above caithness,
plunging into clear green depths shining,
from waters to coconut fragrance melting yellows,
beyond into wide moors – back then to orcadia

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