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  • Friday Poem - 24th January

My Heart’s in the Highlands 

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. 


    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 mountains high-cover’d with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods. 


By Robert Burns, taken from A Year of Scottish Poems



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