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My Bonnie Lad and other paintpoems | Poem


 

 
My Bonnie Lad 

 

May thee fair well my bonnie lad 
I'm knowin' ye mus' go 
My heart will e'er be wid' ye now 
since first ye rowed ashore 

The rose of dawn 
Drums wild my heart 
If'n yer comin' or goin' this wild 
Drum 
Dur--rumms for thee 
O Wind thru my hair 
Blow me laddie safely... 

What the chain that binds me 
to the shore 
What safety in the tide 
forever turning 

O Rose in the deep reflective sea 
Return my laddie wid de tide 
Planted seeds 
are viable now 
next time 
I sail wid he. 

- Vera Jackson
30 September 1999

Paint Me Rose And Blue  /  Jasmine   /  Waiting   /   to Moongate


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