An Ode to Dunnottar Castle

img_35361Standing on the pebble

Older than the tide

Assizes a castle

Mightier than the time


You endured the charge of Viking

O temple of picts

You witnessed the wrath of the Bravest

O den of the fearless scots


Kings, queens, and knights

Came and went like daylily

But you abided adroit

Like a timeless testimony


Slanting by deceitful the sea

Like a paramount of all pulchritude

Today, you enchant every stranger

With your pernicious lure.