Gaelic Songs Orain Ghaidhealach...

May 28, 2015 by

Gaelic Songs,  Orain Ghaidhealach by William Ross was originally published in 1937 and is a wonderful collection of old Gaelic “songs” or poems with English translation. Here for your enjoyment: “CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE BARD AND BLAVEN The Bard composed the following song while gazing over the top of a hill in Gairloch, at Blaven, the summit of Strath MacKinnon in the Isle of Skye, the native land of his ancestors. He entreats the Ben to ” sing the story of the age that is gone.” The Ben answers him, as it were, and declares that a sad change has come upon itself since the Bard’s ancestors ceased to frequent it. I sit on a lonely height, Gazing, musing, the lay saith ” The world’s guile, life’s poor respite, All flesh — are a prey...

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Songs of a Sourdough

Sep 3, 2013 by

Songs of the Sourdough by Robert William Service is a beautiful poem that will take you deep into nature.   This is nature poetry at its finest. Here the Bard Of The Yukon use picture words that place the reader right in the Yukon of old. As you read you can see the stranger stagger in to the Malamute saloon and feel the fifty below gush of air until he closes the door behind him. You will hear him play the piano and see the ghastly look of the Lady that’s known as Lou. You too will jump for the floor when the shooting of Dangerous Dan McGrew starts. You too will hear the Call of The Yukon and understand its Law while you come to appreciate The Younger Son.” BUY this...

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