Evan MacColl

[the Gaelic Bard of Canada] (21 September 1808 - 24 July 1898 / Kenmore / Scotland)

Evan MacColl Poems

1. Loch-Duich 5/4/2012
2. Mairi Laghach 5/4/2012
3. The Child Of Promise 5/4/2012
4. A Lover's Lament 5/4/2012
5. The Lake Of The Thousand Isles 1/1/2004

Comments about Evan MacColl

  • Doug McColl (11/27/2019 10:37:00 PM)

    A name-sake I have just discovered. Perhaps and most likely part of my clan (in Canada since late 1700's/ early 1800's) His heart-rendering, nature-infused verse inspires me to reawaken my own muse and poet whom I have neglected. A bard. Funny. Thanks Poem Hunter.

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Best Poem of Evan MacColl

A Lover's Lament

In vain do springtime's many charms essay
To chase the gloom in Aray's glen to-day ;
The strains that there once charmed my listening ear
Can ne'er again avail my heart to cheer.
When that fair star, so late my soul's delight,
Hath vanished, never more to cheer my sight,

'When my fond heart, sad-missing joy so brief,
Lies in the dust, enamoured of its grief,

When, for the couch she soon might reach, fove-led.
The grave becometh Jessie's bridal bed.
Well may the tears of friendship freely flow,
And life to me be an unending woe.
Insatiate Death ...

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