Burt Kimmelman

"Queen's View" of Loch Loman*
10 August 2005

Rooftops of a village
and a stand of trees in
a valley, the heather

bellying down to the
water, Ben Loman just

beyond, as if we could
make our way there, old heart
worn down by wind, by rain --

time comes to those who walk
the hills in mist, in sun.

Here, today, we follow
the ancient path she loved,
earth heaved up long ago.

* A favorite trail of Queen Victoria

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