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Sunset over the mountain of Slievenamon , Star break and Poem.

Sunset over the moustain 1
Sunset over slievenamon, County Tipperary
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Evening walks near the mountain of Slievenamon, county Tipperary can bring some great evening views, the sun sets right over the top on the mountain where there is a cairn, a burial place of a king dating back over six thousand year.

On one of these walks I was lucky enough to get these sunset images and I put some words to them in this poem:

Star break, a Poem

Behind the High cloud the sun is coiling and uncoiling
a dragon wrapped around itself spitting fire behind the mountain top

For a moment as I think of older days it is eclipsed entirely
aith a hidden God in the ground where six thousand years ago

A star fell from nowhere and lit up this very mountain’s top
turning westward by day, into oblivion leaving its mark.

Sunset over the moustain 2.

A king wise in these things called this a β€œstar break”
and of no danger to the integrity of his vision

Star, soon the mountain will shrug you off you will drop below
the ragged edge line into tomorrow while I take the only path.

I came to find what I left, now ahead of me and waiting behind
a light of dawn, time of ages drifting through the night.


19 responses

  1. My heart skipped a beat when it saw these! Beautiful!

    May 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

    • Hello Cm πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Very pleased that you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

      • πŸ™‚ Just as an aside….my nephew is in Ireland with his new bride. So I am doubly sad about not being there! πŸ™‚

        May 22, 2014 at 1:10 am

  2. M-R

    You’re very happy with these, Nigel – and so you should be ! πŸ™‚

    May 21, 2014 at 11:16 am

    • Hello margaret πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Big smile !!!!!

      May 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

  3. Wow – stunning images Nigel! : )))

    May 21, 2014 at 11:39 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Very happy you liked them πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

  4. Oh so striking and yet so subtle and diffuse. Entirely Lovely πŸ™‚ And your poem is divine~

    May 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    • Hello Morgan πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Huge smiles – very happy you liked this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

  5. Awesome photographs and beautiful writing Nigel!

    May 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    • Hello Mary πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

  6. It seems impossible that you could capture this mountain in a more beautiful way than you’ve been doing, Nigel, but you’ve done exactly that in this post. Simply magnificent! I love how the mountain is shadowed in purple beneath firey gold highlights and deepening blue skies.

    Truly a fantastic image.

    The dragon was breathing a sigh of contentment as he drifted off to sleep…………….

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    May 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , what a wonderful and very welcome comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Very happy you enjoyed the post !!!!!!

      Yes , I can hear him in the fields beyond !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

  7. It’s all said. This is breathtakingly good! πŸ™‚ The first image made me freeze in action and your words moved me once again. Excellent post, Nigel!

    May 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    • Hello Dina πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , that’s a great and very welcome comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

  8. So unusual

    May 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    • Hello Diana πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed !!!!

      May 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  9. poppytump

    Mountain and Sky odyssey … how very lovely it is Nigel !

    May 23, 2014 at 10:06 am

  10. Beautiful images and imaginative poem!

    May 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

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