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Solstice Night Climb

Author(s): Rowena M Love

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Far below, Fort William glitters
in a treasure-trove of lights
guarded by the Nevis dragon.
The Ben hunches down,
tail of path swishing through the dusk,
back and forth,
in age-old patience.
From glens’ nostrils come puffs of cloud;
lichen scales and sharp teeth of scree
gleam in moonlight;
one baleful eye blinks as a map is checked.
Summer solstice casts its spell,
even industry now a fairy castle,
its blazing ramparts reflecting in Loch Eil’s moat.

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Solstice Night Climb

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Text audience

Adults (18+)
General public
Males
Females
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2005
Word count 80

Text medium

Magazine (e-zine)
Periodical/journal
Web (webpages, discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms)

Text publication details

Published
Publication year 2003
Part of larger text
Contained in The Fireside Book

Text setting

Leisure/entertainment
Private/personal

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 1068
Forenames Rowena
Initials M
Surname Love
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1960
Educational attainment University, PCGE and Maîtrise
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Teacher and writer
Place of birth Dumbarton
Region of birth Dunbarton
Birthplace CSD dialect area Dnbt
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Troon
Region of residence S Ayr
Residence CSD dialect area Ayr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Master Mariner and Teacher
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Nurse
Mother's place of birth Rankinston
Mother's region of birth N Ayr
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Ayr
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At work and home
French Yes Yes Yes Yes At work, on holiday
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes At home, occasionally at work

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