Where There’s Flame There’s the Rocks and the Sea – Benjamin Heinig

Gannets chattering like a full orchestral ensemble

I write poetry for a hobby and write about the land, the environment, travel, places, spirituality etc. As a Self Employed Gardener, a keen walker and enjoy cooking and baking, I have been writing poems for about 15 years.Previously had a poem of mine “To Be Usually Green” printed in the Kindred Spirit Magazine January/February 2019 issue.

Where There’s Flame There’s the Rocks and the Sea

Written By Benjamin Heinig                                                               31st August2019

Where there’s flame there’s fire

Where there’s fire there’s fury

Whether wintry cold with frost and snow

Candles burning 12 of Advent Show

Whether friends or family

Work or joy

To the Bass Rock I GO

Gannets chattering like a full orchestral ensemble

Yet a storm at sea with heavy rain, haar mist and a gale force wind

At The Rocks Hotel Dunbar Scotland

A family evening meal sat in the Medieval Dining Room with red painted walls

Sat around a long dark varnished wooden table

With a large blazing bright fire in the long and old stone fireplace

With Scottish landscape and pictorial paintings on the walls

Candles and candlesticks dotted about

Chasing shadows into the night

Looking out of the rustic windows

At the sea only a hundred metres away

It seems so nostalgic

A magical experience

There’s a Kindling Kindred Spirit of Saint Nickolas coming down the fireplace chimney

It must be Christmas Eve Night

To be woken up the next morning with delight

A blanket of snow sparkles in the morning sunlight

Benjamin Heinig

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