Years have trailed past like clouds over a country, And they’ll never return, for they’re gone forever, And I no longer enjoy such light endeavour As the magic of folk songs or the land of faery Which as a child filled me with wonder, Not quite understood yet meaning so much to me, And …

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  The solitary bird sings On this quiet and sunny day, I have everything I need Except friends that could not stay. The life cycle trundles on Auld Lang Syne has been sung, We toast a new beginning As the new day has just begun. I have travelled arduous miles To arrive at this stage …

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  Deep and dark was the night that descended upon me No light, no tunnel, no sound Your love had evaporated Into another solar dimension No heat, no appetite, no rebound I thought we were walking To the beat of our hearts No more, no hope, no inbound I will start at the beginning again …

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The Saltire and Lion Rampant Flutter in the cool summer breeze, As we march to the slow drum Underneath the sunlit trees. We are here to honour The passing of one of our own, A good and honourable friend Who has departed for home. He has taken the low road* And will be in Scotland …

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  The shadow of the crow glides over the loch, Salmon propel themselves rapidly upstream. The blackcock are burbling on the breeding ground And small groups of roe deer may be seen. The dawn’s sunlight spreads into corners, Lighting up the darkness of the land And casting rays upon the malevolence, That seeps into the …

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A chieftain, to the Highlands bound, Cries, “Boatman, do not tarry! And I’ll give thee a silver pound To row us o’er the ferry!”– “Now, who be ye, would cross Lochgyle, This dark and stormy weather?” “O, I’m the chief of Ulva’s isle, And this, Lord Ullin’s daughter.– “And fast before her father’s men Three …

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When you reach out far enough, You will touch my soul. Your mind will intertwine with mine, And darkness will turn to gold. Keep reaching.