(Loch Ness*, Scotland, September 1987)
pristine lake of immense waters still
sight captivating my heart in thrill
scottish pride of natural splendour
a scene of green amid blue grandeur
waters glimmer against the sunlight
small fishes in leisure swim on sight
tiny leaves glisten on surface float
and drift about as on castle’s moat
lake of wonder, loch of mystery
what secret lies beneath such beauty?
legends of serpent-monster forebode
haunt local folks in their own abode
then I find myself in deep a thought
what bliss to me this lake has brought
no matter what the legends profess
never can I forget Loch Ness.
myth and legend
(c) 1987 Chito L. Aguilar
* Loch Ness in Scotland is the largest body of fresh water in Britain. There is more water in Loch Ness than all the other lakes in England, Scotland and Wales put together. It is said that the loch never freezes and this is true. Most people think that the Loch Ness monster first appeared in the 1930s but sightings of “Nessie” date back much further than this. The first recorded sighting of the creature dates back to 565 by Saint Columba, an Irish priest who toured the Highlands teaching Christianity. “Sightings” have been reported in recent times. The most exciting theory put forward is that the Loch Ness monster is in fact a plesiosaur.