Looking to the Skye – Day Twenty-Nine – #NaPoWriMo21

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Hope you are all ok?

It is after Midnight and I haven’t got this post out yet because I’ve been reading about our Skye holiday on the blog!!

The prompt on napowrimo.net for Day 29 was to:

Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene.

So I thought about this pic and then just had to read all the surrounding text, and subsequent  other posts…

I did then write a poem, though 😉


Ah, Skye…

Our children in raptures

at the sight of so much sea

from multiple windows.

Boats and people

to make up narratives for.

A ponder or two about

a ‘staring’ red phone box.


How different the world felt then,

and yet we didn’t know

that even the small amount of exploration we managed

would be a wealth of freedom

to our ‘20s selves.


The air!

The clouds!

The beach trips!

Sunsets that stretched around bridges

that lead out

and joined others to us.


3 and two thirds years later

those views speak volumes,

whilst Eldest and I

tackle fractions,

praying for a reprieve.


Eldest was 7 and Youngest was 4 back in July 2017.  How did time move so quickly?! Eldest is now staring down the summer before his last year of Primary School!

Which windows would you rather be looking out of right now?

Take care and I’ll meet you here tomorrow for the last poem of NaPoWriMo 2021!


Monty X


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4 Responses to “Looking to the Skye – Day Twenty-Nine – #NaPoWriMo21”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    Love it! Well done.

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thanks 😊 x

  3. Manja Mexi Says:

    Lovely poem and then I clicked on the pic and it’s amazing! It brings all the fleetingness that life is.

  4. Montaffera Says:

    Thanks 😀 It was pretty poignant spending time there to mark my 40th!

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