by William Henry Ogilvie (1869 - 1963)

Ettrick
Language: English 
Wild Ettrick, Wild Ettrick,
Your blue river gleams,
An azure cloak'd lover
That rides thro' my dreams,
The heath's at your stirrup,
The broom's at your knee,
You sing in your saddle
A love song to me.

Thro' green lands you led me
In lone ways apart
In long days you told me
Things dear to my heart,
In dream-time, in silence,
With haunting refrain
You murmur them over
And over again.

Wild Ettrick, Wild Ettrick
Love-raider in blue
Ah! Swing me to saddle
And take me with you
To glens of remembrance
And hills of desire,
The stars over Kirkhope
The Moon on the Swire.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-04-26
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Word count: 106