The Haar- A poem by Leslie Spilman

Today I bring you a poem written by a friend of mine. I met Leslie when I lived in Scotland many years ago and we’ve been friends (however separated by an ocean) ever since. She lives in a gorgeous cottage on a cliff on the eastern coast of Scotland and often experiences the beautiful, almost mystical weather event called the Haar (sea fog).

Here’s a poem she wrote some time back about the Haar. Thank you for letting me share it, Leslie.

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The Haar

Wraiths of sea mist
drift through my open door
like visitors
from the past.

Wrapping their cold fingers
around my hands as I write
reminding me
they were here.

I see them flit past
silently… silently…
on their way back
and through eternity.

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4 thoughts on “The Haar- A poem by Leslie Spilman

    • As soon as I saw her posting this on her Facebook page I asked her for permission to post it here. Yeah I’ve known Leslie since I lived in Scotland a lifetime ago. I haven’t seen her since though. Thank goodness for social media that allow us to stay in touch even at a distance.

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