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Poem by Marion Angus


Mary's Song


I wad ha'e gi'en him my lips tae kiss,
Had I been his, had I been his;
Barley breid and elder wine,
Had I been his as he is mine.

The wanderin' bee it seeks the rose;
Tae the lochan's bosom the burnie goes; 
The grey bird cries at evenin's fa',
'My luve, my fair one, come awa'.'

My beloved sall ha'e this he'rt tae break,
Reid, reid wine and the barley cake,
A he'rt tae break, and a mou' tae kiss,
Tho' he be nae mine, as I am his.



Marion Angus


Marion Angus's other poems:
  1. The Silver City
  2. Invitation
  3. The Fiddler
  4. A Small Thing
  5. Treasure Trove

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