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The Russell Burn

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Oh the cold air of the Kishorn burial ground,
and the ghost's there everywhere you turn,
the cold and the damp seems to follow you down,
to the brackish waters of the Russell Burn.

The Burn, the blood, and the porcelain shard,
an aching mitt and another lesson to learn,
I numb the hand and the ghost of the churchyard,
in the brackish waters of the Russell Burn.
There's a heart as cold as the Wester Ross,
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The Russell Burn
Monday, December 8, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: blood,ghosts,love and loss,passion,past,reading,scotland,spoken word
'Poem of the day' on this site today 10 Mar 2015
Inspired by the rugged landscape of north western Scotland, the Russell Burn, Applecross and Loch Kishorn. (a 'Burn' is a stream or river) .The music extract is - 'The Dark Island' Scottish bagpipes - Jane Espie.
Musfiq Us Shaleheen 10 March 2015
Excellent poem! ! Well deserved! !
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Kim Barney 10 March 2015
Very nice. I would only make one change. Take out the apostrophe in line two; it doesn't belong in the word GHOSTS. Or on second thought, maybe it does. If you meant more than one ghost, then it doesn't. But if you meant the GHOST (singular) IS THERE, then it does belong! Well written, lad!
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Francie Lynch 10 March 2015
A superior poem. Well-done. Nice to read a really good Daily.
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Paul Brookes 29 December 2012
I'd be pleased to write just one poem as good as this Perfection Thanks for sharing Have a Happy New Year: O)
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Peter Strugnell 29 December 2012
Lang may yer lum reek Luscious Larry' (long may your chimney smoke)
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Luscious Larry 28 December 2012
Fantastic poem. A wee bit o' perfection Lad!
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