Poem of the Week: My Heart's In the Highlands by Robert Burns

21 October 2011

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My Heart's 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 forrests and wild-hanging woods; 
Farwell 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, whereever I go.

Even though I have yet to really and truly visit Scotland . . . I still love this poem mucho. 

Have a lovely evening, ladies!

"You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure they are and were created." 
~Revelation 4:11 

4 epistles:

  1. Love this poem. I often think of it when I look upon mountains. :) Robert Burns was such a lovely poet...and his homeland is so unrivalled for poetic beauty. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Your blog is just lovely and this is such a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a beautiful, inspiring poem! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is so lovely! Ever since I read this post I've been I've been singing the poem to myself all the time :) It's about Scotland, but somehow it reminds me of Ireland - so I really like it.

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