• Samuel Gilliland at Glencoe
    Poem

    The Last Bard of Scotland

    Waters of Irvine and Annock, flow with my tears, West to the Firth of Clyde and Arran: Soon, soon, Ayr will be mute and barren. Flow, waters, flow, like the passing of long, lost years.   Gilliland! Singer of moors and the pensive glen, The muses fade on your final breath, Love resigns your harp to tender Death, And my heart weighs heavy, beyond all earthly ken.   Your soul in silence moves on the high bonny braes, As cloud-shadows cross the Lowland plains; Sweet falls your music, like summer rains, As if to quell my grief no happiness allays.   Great Bard, who tuned my green lyre, my mentor,…

  • Desert Aster
    Love Poems

    Be They of Nature or of Art

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  • Love Poems

    The Once-Lost Land

    The arm that threw the disc of day Across the sky we know must dim, The hand that strewed the Milky Way Where angels swim, From far beyond the farthest star, Composed the darkness that we are. His light it is that we call ours: The morning glories’ morning fades; All shadows melt; the old grey hours Dissolve like shades, By faint degrees and unaware, Mere vapors on the fluttering air. Like clouds that billow and decrease, False fancies fluff, hard cares deflate; Grief irons out the wanton crease For small and great Whose vaunting thoughts, that vainly climb Ambition’s tow’r, are clipped by Time. Yet we are summoned to…

  • Sonnets for Heaven's Queen

    Rosa Mystica

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  • The Holy Grail
    Sonnets for Heaven's Queen

    Holy Grail

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