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Poem by William Thom


The Wedded Waters


GADIE wi its waters fleet,
Ury wi its murmur sweet,
They hae trysted aye to meet
      Among the woods o Logie.
Like bride an bridegroom happy they,
Wooing smiles frae bank an brae,
Their wedded waters wind an play
      Round leafy bowers at Logie.

Oer brashy linn, oer meadow fine,
They never sinder, never tyne,
An, O, I thought sic meetings mine,
      Yon happy hours at Logie!
But Fortunes cauld an changefu ee,
Gloomed bitterly on mine an me,
I looket syne, but coudna see
      My sworn love at Logie.

Now lowly, lanely, I may rue
The guilefu look, the guilefu vow,
That fled as flees the feckless dew
      Frae withered leaves at Logie.
But Gadie wi its torrents keen,
An Ury wi its braes sae green,
They a can tell how true I ve been
      To my lost love in Logie.



William Thom


William Thom's other poems:
  1. Ravenscraig
  2. The Lass o Kintore
  3. Address to the Don


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