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Living in circular harmony by Jules Telford

The wild and rugged cliff plunging north west tip of Orkney,
We wander here to visit not live,
To be entranced by endless power of white rolling waves,
To listen to pounding sea and shrieking gulls,
To taste the saltiness on our lips
And watch the seals gambol in the sea.

We search out the desolate and untamed,
And look in awe at thousands of years ago dwellings of invaders from other shores,
Who also gazed on this and knew of no other way to live
But in circular harmony with who and what is still here.