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The Ghosts of Glencoe (Tale 31)

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John Yaws
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0 posted 04-17-2000 03:21 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Cursed! This country must be cursed!
The very shadows call me name.
A fool, and worse to make me camp-
In such a place, wi’ such a name!

Glencoe! Ah, the shame o’ it!
Robert Campbell, an’ ‘is ‘orde-
Came, professin’ aims o’ peace…
The villains left wi’ dripping swords.

Every shadow ‘olds a ghost-
Wha’ weeps for lives, by fate cut short.
Men, an’ women, wee bairns, too-
Ha’ entered in the realms of Morte!

Stone on stone, still mark the place-
Where Clan McDonald made their ‘omes-
Now on the foggy, Glencoe moors…
On’y ghost, and spectre roams.

Sleep? I doubt it much I do!
The slain ha’ come to air their woes.
At last I tend to understand…
Why now, no one to Glencoe goes.

But listen? Aye, I think I will….
Until the East begins to pale…
I trow I’ll get a lesson clear-
On which to base me Traveler’s Tales.



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netswan
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1 posted 04-17-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Gunslinger, you flabbergast me --
Great clever poem -- so Scottishly
rousting --- I think I will stay
safely tucked in at 'ome and leave the
travelin' to those that roam.

Thanks for sharing this remarkable piece.

netswan

Denise
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Wonderful piece, Gunslinger!

Denise
Lucius Cade
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3 posted 04-19-2000 03:10 PM       View Profile for Lucius Cade   Email Lucius Cade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucius Cade

Wow, great language used there. I loved the way the poem read.

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