jim hogg

Seasons Of Galloway - Poem by jim hogg

The fields of wheat glow gold and sway
Old mem'ries flock from everywhere
On summer winds they drift in waves
Back to her towns and villages

As guillemots crowd ragged cliffs
And herring shoal off Clanyard Bay
Her sons and daughters all come home
In dreams of their young Galloway

‘Til gales come howlin' from the west
The Cree runs high beneath the bridge
And Falling leaves ski down the wind
And starlings swirl upon the wing

For summer's gone and sadness swells
In waves that break in Sand Eel bay
But shades of autumn weave their spell
Amongst the lanes of Galloway

Above Glen Trool the Merrick heights
All sleep beneath a chill of snow
And flights of geese come sweeping in
Across the White loch, flying low

While icy waters plunge down through
The Glen of Luce towards the sea
The cliffs are silent as the grave
And winter winds blast Galloway

‘til bluebell blossoms scent the woods
And timid deer and foxes roam
Amongst the cover on the hill
Above the village of Drummore

As swallows swoop through ancient ruins
Reminders of old yesterdays
But green shoots promise life again
Across the hills of Galloway.

03 09 08

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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