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Rating: 3.9
It requires great love of it deeply to read
The configuration of a land,
Gradually grow conscious of fine shadings,
Of great meanings in slight symbols,
Hear at last the great voice that speaks softly,
See the swell and fall upon the flank
Of a statue carved out in a whole country's marble,
Be like Spring, like a hand in a window
Moving New and Old things carefully to and fro,
Moving a fraction of flower here,
Placing an inch of air there,
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Bijay Kant Dubey 03 November 2018
It is a poem where the poet's identification is complete with the identification of Scotland, the land of his birth, the land of his nativity, the place of his childhood and rearing and the lore of it the lore of his self and psyche fluttering with the wind.
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Bill Wright 30 August 2016
Very enigmatic, but there again, so is Scotland, a proud nation of many contrasts.
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Susan Williams 11 August 2016
What a beautiful write about loving parts of a nation or indeed a world and by loving them weave them into our own identity. Definitely could also be said about loving another person, or art, or God.
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Marieta Maglas 11 August 2016
'All the loose ends of Scotland, And by naming them and accepting them, Loving them and identifying myself with them, Attempt to express the whole.' -wonderful poem reminding me the Fairbairn's theory of self. The purity of self is changed during life because of all the experiences people have while being involved in relationships. It is so hard to evolve without communication, but the ascetic people can do this. This way, it is revealed the great power of God.
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Partha Pratim Goswami 11 August 2016
great love shown to a land.I appreciate it
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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 August 2016
Great poem with equally great patriotic fervor. Thanks for sharing it here,
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Rajnish Manga 11 August 2016
Without exaggeration, the poet has reflected his love for his native land through a passionate portrayal of its natural beauty. Great patriotic poem. Loved reading it.
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 August 2016
Great love of a land. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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