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An ancient forest kisses the shores,

Its magical pureness echoing mans call.

Upon the air the trees speak and invade,

I smell the foliage of a long-lost age.

Its crystal waters lay beneath a mist,

it sweeps and twirls,

a slow dance of nature’s cool breath.

I stand still, hear her gentle laugh,

its ensnaring note, a healing balm.

I feel the passing of a thousand years,

cross my face, wipe away my tears.


by. Salena Lee


I love Loch Katrine, it is by far one of my favourite places. No matter how many times I visit, it always captures my imagination and fills me with peace.

Loch Katrine

3 thoughts on “Loch Katrine

  • July 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

    This poem is very deep in the meaning. I consider myself a poet genius and I must say that this really has some deep meaning. I was trying to figure out whether there was a girl who was killed and that’s why the man cried, or was there just a weather issue? I might be overthinking it but great poem.

    • July 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

      When I wrote the poem I was thinking about my last visit to Loch Katrine. I remember feeling a profound sense of insignificance in terms of man amongst nature and my place in time. Its hard to explain, but as I was standing still, I found myself visualising the history, the passing of man and how much the tress and Loch had witnessed, death, love, betrayal, peace. For me personally I find being there healing, my problems seemingly not as huge as they were to begin with. I tried to capture the feeling in my poem, the ‘echoes of men’s calls’, the voices of those who have been there before me. ‘trees speak and invade’ they witness and tell the story of the land. ‘her gentle laugh’ the loch, having stood for time, and seen it all, brushing of my problems, almost mockingly. ‘the passing of a thousand years, cross my face, wipe away my tears’ its history, her wisdom, making me feel better.

      The great thing about poetry, is that its like art, everyone’s perception is different. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I hope I managed to convey my thoughts as I wrote it, clearly. The explaining my thoughts part is difficult, my head can be quit random :-). Best wishes, Salena.

  • July 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Hey Katie 😉
    It’s a very beautiful poem with very deep meaning You wrote there 😉 I love it!

    As I was reading it, I was imagining a gorgeous nature with very lush forest filled with dense foliage, air gently swinging the trees, crystal clear water in the river, breeze air and a person who stands there and relives very deep & meaningful connection between her and the place itself…

    Keep up the good work Katie 😉


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