Castle Ardvreck (Highlands, Scotland)

Castle Ardvreck


My thanks to Xenia, whose photos inspired this poem.


(photo from

Published by Carol

Carol became addicted to the cathartic and highly personal nature of poetry as a child. She has taught poetry writing and appreciation to children and adults, and has had the good fortune to serve as a poet-in-residence for Clark Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. She has also presented poetry workshops for librarians at the Children & Young People’s Division library conferences, and was awarded “Outstanding Teaching in the Field of Poetry” by the Barbara Juster Esbensen teaching award committee. Carol’s poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and magazines such as Frogpond, Branches, The Journal of Modern Haiku, The Vision, and Cricket. Holding a B.A. in Music, Carol has performed in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Ensembles to her credit include Shilombish, White Elk, Zionsville Flute Choir, American Crow. As well as being a vocalist, Carol also performs on silver flute, Native American style flute, bass guitar, and bass lute. Also an avid equestrian, Carol is a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and loves to spend time with her mule, Andromeda.

11 thoughts on “Castle Ardvreck (Highlands, Scotland)

  1. Oh Carol, this is so beautiful and you’ve really captured the spirit of that moment when I stood there in the rain 💜 I’ll reblog this post later if that’s OK with you 🙂💖 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤ ❤ I'm glad I could capture it, even though I was not there in person. I try to truly feel places through photos. You are very kind, and I would love a repost – thank you!

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      1. It’s a pleasure dear Carol and I love how you were able to truly feel the place from the photographs 🙂💖 xxx

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  2. Reblogged this on Tranature and commented:
    We are delighted to share this beautiful poem by Carol L Hatfield which was inspired by our photographs of Castle Ardvreck in the mist and rain from yesterday’s post: ‘Castle in the Rain’.

    Liked by 2 people

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