Hermitage Castle, Scottish Borders

At Hermitage Castle

This land
is like the sea,
these rolling hills
are waves,
this river valley,
the calm between,
that narrow road,
the wake of passing.

And there,
riding at anchor,
Hermitage Castle
faces the flow.
A north wind
batters its walls,
above the battlements,
clouds are breaking.

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