Guillemots

pair of guillemots
whir away from the ferry
their fishing disturbed

Walk

grey contours define
cloud, rock, ocean, horizon,
shadows conspiring

Uist Haiku is our collection of short poems and images, created by residents of Uist. More about the project

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Or simply email us your poem and/or image at uistarts@gmail.com

Home

Home

broad expanse of light
only Eabhal interrupts
breathe because I’m home

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Scars

Scars

shore to shore she glides
placing limpets on their scars
praying to the moon

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with blinded passion
thrashing kelp upon the sand
praying to the moon

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Squall

Squall

Text / Image: Peter Kerr / Peter Ferguson tide skurries to outrun invading swells of frothing atlantic waves

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Nibble

Nibble

hush of a slow wave
edges forward, hesitates
nibbles at the day

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Scars

Scars

shore to shore she glides
placing limpets on their scars
praying to the moon

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Toes

Toes

Footsteps on wet sand
push up bivalve bubbles
to kiss salty toes

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Gone

Gone

the sea is far out
and you have gone
beyond the slack of the tide

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Marram

Marram

between sand blown dunes
harsh marram, netting the sun,
thoughts spin restlessly

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