HEG George

Culloden - Poem by HEG George

Paler than the hills I walk
I hear the bleat of sheep long still
and see the thistles of the Saltire’s home,
yet wear the weave of no clan’s name

The red of my discordant neck carries
the match of a thousand morning skies.
When shepherds take warning and
storms make wilful sport

And those same maelstroms
that play a dirge upon my soul.
twist my limbs like the elasticated
stretch of an eviscerated gut

So, let me taste this air of
bitter sweet remembrances,
and at last set forth toward
that brightest of lights

Topic(s) of this poem: death, historical

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Looking for the light of passing over

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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