She flicks her tail and spray flies up
defying gravity.
Swells created by her mass
leave ripples in their wake
the only true sign of her presence.

With a crack of her back she dives
down, down, down to the floor
to grittle and grind plant life there
trigger smaller fish to flee
and this staked claim to the feast
she relishes.

There’s no such thing as humility
is her frequent refrain
when you’re the keeper to
the secrets of Loch Ness.


© Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

*Anthony Shiels took that photograph of what might be the Loch Ness Monster from Urquhart Castle on May 21,1977.

I was lucky enough to visit Loch Ness many years ago. It was a very foggy day and as we drove alongside it, it was all so eerily silent. We could well imagine there being a real-life Nessie in that very lively long stretch of water.
I personally think if she is real then, leave her alone. She’s never done anyone any harm.

Had lots of fun yesterday via shared emails from Brenda W organiser of the Whirl and other Sunday wordlers over the word grittle.  It was originally a typo and meant to be brittle but it turned out to be a real word. LOL

Shared with The Sunday Whirl #65

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

24 thoughts on “Nessie”

  1. What a lovely portrait of Nessie..and interesting use of “grittle”. Sounds so natural. I must admit the anticipation outstrips the reality when I got to Loch Ness.

  2. Lovely use of the words, and such an unusual subject, Nessie! I wonder what brought her to mind . . . with a great result, I should add.

  3. This has a timeless quality about it that fits seamlessly. It has a quiet strength and gracefulness, just like Nessie.

  4. I was on a boat on Loch Ness too once. No evidence of the monster in sight but it sure is a wonderful tourist attraction for Scotland. I love your wording, Bren. The wordle words truly got lost.

  5. How lovely. I am a Nessie-fan and was also lucky enough to travel Loch Ness. We were on one of the scientific boats with all the nifty stuff they have, so the talk was particularly interesting.

    Love the way you use ‘grittle’ and didn’t even notice the other words, I was so caught up in the story.

  6. Awesome use of the wordle words. Okanagan Lake is purported to have a monster too – the Ogopogo. I love your description of the foggy eery atmosphere when you visited Loch Ness. I can see it.

  7. Let her keep her secrets, and keep us wondering and what iffing. Thank you for touching on the mystery that opens so many imaginations.

  8. Yeah I think there are creatures out there like her and they very well should be left alone and not made an attraction, stupid humans though will make it into one if she is ever seen for sure.

  9. I have read that there is a possibility that an underwater tunnel links Nessie to larger waters. But within the safe secrets of Lock Ness she becomes the enchantress of dreams. Oh, yes do leave her be. There are new species found every day…and she may yet be one of them but I wouldn’t want it to be at the expense of her existence.

    Thanks for your visit – That was a fun exchange yesterday. I am very happy to say I’ve learned more than one new word working in the world of Wordles!

  10. Love Nessie!! You always come up with such unique, creative takes on the prompts. I always love visiting, Bren.

  11. Fun! I’d love to visit the site of the infamous/notorious Nessie. A great poem for her. 🙂

  12. I love it that these words took you to Loch Ness. (I agree with you… leave her alone!) I especially like the last stanza.

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