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THE STONE SINGS SOFT. (A tribute to a Scottish shepherd.)

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Harry Harper
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THE STONE SINGS SOFT. 

The stone sings soft on Craiglee Peak 
as grey gulls cry out at dawn; 
the breeze at Craggy rock is meek; 
his spirit flies free this morn. 

Teardrops fall to Loch Doon below, 
as snowflakes melt in the Sun; 
in valley streams, memories flow, 
and his race has now been run. 

No more to tend his flock of sheep; 
the wind now whistles his hound; 
Craiglee holds his spirit to keep; 
for his peace has now been found. 

            © Harry Harper 

This dear old shepherd had often said that he could  

hear the stone sing when the wind was favourable. 

 

 
Posted : 16/07/2022 12:24 pm
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Beautiful Harry! Some lovely lines here but the one which touches the heart: “the wind now whistles his hound”-love this!

Sue

 
Posted : 16/07/2022 6:57 pm
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Harry Harper
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Thank you, Sue.

His passing was some time back, but never to be forgotten. Your comment is appreciated.

Cheers, Sue,

Harry.

 
Posted : 16/07/2022 8:13 pm
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