From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs

Edinburgh Castle from the National Museum, Scotland, PS Waverley on the Clyde

Edinburgh Castle from the National Museum, Scotland, PS Waverley on the Clyde

AnElephantCant pretend he is calm today
He is heading back home to Scotland
Only for a few days
But he hopes to amaze
With his suntan because down here it is hot man

 His home country is a mystical wonderland
Ancient castles sit on high volcanic rocks
From Culzean in the south
To Inverness at the mouth
Of the river running from the famous loch

 Which is home to the Monster of legend
Just one of this land’s famous mysteries
Sawney Bean who ate folk
Jekyll and Hyde is no joke
And the spirits who walk Glencoe are our history

 For centuries great battles were fought here
Stirling Bridge and Falkirk and Culloden
And of course Bannockburn
Where proud Edward turned
And went home and was happily forgotten

 We’re a nation of explorers inventors and poets
Baird and Bell and Macmillan who built a bicycle
Fleming’s penicillin
I presume Dr Livingstone
Walter Scott and Burns who did magical writables

AnElephant doesn’t mention the rivers and bridges
Doesn’t talk of the bens or the glens
Nor the bonnie purple heather
Or the truly awful weather
The lochs and islands aren’t why he goes home again

There is only one reason for his visit
There is just one face guaranteed to bring joy
That one perfect smile
He hasn’t seen for a while
He just wants to spend time with his beautiful boy

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16 Responses to From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs

  1. The greatest love – parent for child. Enjoy your trip and your beautiful boy – guaranteed to bring your joy! 🙂


  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Perfect days indeed! I am pleased for the both of you. Nothing better in the happiness department then sharing love with a child and having it returned, win-win! 🙂 xo


  3. Willow says:

    I can just picture AnElephant strutting his stuff along Buchanan St., comparing his beautifully bronzed body to those of the peely wally Glaswegians!! Have a great trip and lots of fun with your beautiful boy.


  4. Hello, how did that comment get here? I wrote it for your rather lovely and sad poem some days ago! I have only just read this one which is not poignant at all! I was going , am going, to congratulate you on that delightful rhyme of bicycle with writable! And to say have a wonderful time with your beautiful boy!
    Safe travels home. 🙂


    • AnElephant thanks mesbelleschoses once again for all her support and comments.
      He posted the poem Between the Raindrops on Saturday morning before setting off on his travels.
      He then scheduled this post for Sunday morning.
      Wordpress then appear to have somehow managed to confuse two entirely separate events, causing the poem to disappear completely!
      But thank you for caring!


  5. Jayde-Ashe says:

    Haha excellent as always! I particularly love the line: ‘but he hopes to amaze/with his suntan because down here it is hot man.’ Hilarious. Love the ending too 🙂


  6. oh this is so beautiful thank you for sharing the beauty!


    On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 3:19 AM, anelephantcant


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