BOJNICE

 Bojnice Castle - a real life Disney castle, of pink stone and blue towers, in Slovakia.

 

Dawn,

at the castle,

reveals its pink light

on the very walls of the keep.

.

Sandstone turned to roses,

roses in the windows,

roses in amongst

the creeping ivy...

I spot two deer, a male and female, through the greenery...

they see us too, and then they are gone.

.

This spring will only last an hour,

an enchantment bound within a circle,

for, beyond the moat and the drifting swans,

it is still winter... the woods are bare, the leaves have fallen,

in one great red carpet that rustles underfoot.

.

Encircled by emeralds

love locked,

moat, gate, and drawbridge,

within these walls

the castle sits:

an emblem of romance,

a jewel set aside, its owner long gone.

 

 

 The charming pink stone castle of Bojnice, Slovakia - complete with turrets in blue.
 White swans in the green moat of Bojnice Castle.
 Autumn in Slovakia - when all the forest turns red.
 Bojnice Castle at sunrise - the moat is green and the stone is pink.
 Pink and blue castle turrets - beautiful ivy crawling up the walls - the romantic castles of Slovakia.
 A tiny stone castle on an island surrounded by a moat - with a small wooden bridge.
 Gold heart shaped locks on a chain bridge.
 Red leaves in a red forest - autumn in Slovakia.