Daily Archives: August 12, 2019

Calanais: Busy…

France & Vincent

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… ‘Busy’ would, perhaps, be a better word?

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We do not mind busy stones at all,

and this lot look like they are dancing!

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However, when the stones are busy with people,

things can get a bit disconcerting.

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With its fairly recent visitor centre,

Callanish is now very definitely on the tourist map.

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The coaches

arrive with sickening regularity,

to spew out their brightly coloured

innards…

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Over the stones!

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Thankfully, the coach parties

seldom spend any longer than

ten minutes on site.

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And provide us with yet another reason

for an autumn or winter return,

or even spring…

if reason were still needed.

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Calanais: Moot-Points…

France & Vincent

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We may have

to take issue with Burl.

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There is nothing cramped about this monument.

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And that word implies, does it not, unfit for purpose?

Which Callanish most certainly is not.

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From a distance the stones resemble figures

gathering to moot,

and even up close that notion is

difficult to shake.

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And if they gather to converse

then it is with the moon and stars

that they hold congress.

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Unfortunately, at this time of year,

at this latitude on the globe,

we will be lucky to see any

of those heavenly bodies…

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And if the white night

fails to scupper us

cloud cover undoubtedly will!

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