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Scottish Poem


Here is a classic Robert Burns poem. Robert Burns is an esteemed poet, and considered the national poet of scotland. His Birthday is celebrated on the 25th January every year in the form of Burns Night. 


My heart is in the highlands
By Robert Burns.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer –
A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North
The birth place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

Farewell to the mountains high cover’d with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

This poem would be suitable to read at the funeral of a Scot who may have moved away from their home.

 

Published On: 26th Nov 2010

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