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Harbour Lighthouse, Crinan, Scotland, (Harbour Lights) Poem by Ernestine Northover.

The harbour lighthouse Crinan
Harbour Lighthouse, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland
Landscape photography: Nigel Borrington

Harbour Lights

By: Ernestine Northover

The harbour lights are beckoning,
Our stout boat is riding high,
By the distant view, we’re reckoning,
We are nearly home and dry.

We’ve travelled many an ocean,
And weathered storms so wild,
Of the seas, we have a notion,
By it all, we’ve been beguiled.

There’ve been times when we have wavered,
And times when concern was rife,
Many moments we have savoured,
And pondered upon this life.

But seafaring days are our days,
And when all is said and done,
These seas attract, in such special ways,
And conquering them can be fun.

But, like now, we’re to base returning,
Friends and family to meet and greet,
There’s a rest from the sea’s endless churning,
Somewhere solid to plant our feet.

Now the harbour lights are gleaming,
And the sails relax their strain,
Our faces begin their beaming,
For we’re safely back home again.

Β© Ernestine Northover

12 responses

  1. That’s an interesting lighthouse. It doesn’t look very tall. Lovely poem to complement it πŸ™‚

    November 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

  2. Wonderful, Nigel! My post today just happens to intersect with yours…!

    November 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    • Hello Navery πŸ™‚

      Thank you , oK I will come a have a good look , xxxx

      November 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

    • Great post Nanette πŸ™‚

      Thank you , I also Just added your site to my links πŸ™‚

      November 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

      • Thank You, Nigel! Regards!

        November 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  3. Poetry and picture—-PERFECT!!!

    November 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    “LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING….SEND A BEAM ACROSS THE WAVE…FOR SOME POOR AND STRUGGLING SEAMAN….YOU MAY RESCUE, YOU MAY SAVE!”—a Christian Hymn

    November 15, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    • Hello Jonathan πŸ™‚

      Thank you for both the reblog and comments πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      November 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

  5. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Interesting lighthouse and I love the poem – makes a nice ‘marriage’.

    November 16, 2013 at 1:00 am

  6. 1annecasey

    Vibrantly beautiful!

    November 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

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