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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Highland Fling Week

It’s “Highland Fling” week here at Royal Reviews, and each day one of our Royal Reviewers will feature a different book set in Scotland.

Scotland’s legendary bard Robert Burns was so enamored with the Scottish Highland’s he penned an ode entitled “My Heart’s in the Highland’s”.

My Heart’s in the Highlands , my heart is not here,
My hearts in the Highlands a-chasing the deer,
A-chasing the deer and following the roe-
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the north,
The birthplace of valor, the county of worth!
Wherever I wander wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love

Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below,
Farewell to the forest and wild hanging woods,
Farewell the torrents and loud-pouring floods!

My heart’s in the Highland’s, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands a-cashing the deer,
A-chasing the deer and following the wild roe-
My heart’s in the Highlands where I go.

Although Burns was considered a Lowland poet we see that the Highland Hills captured his heart. So boil a pot of heather tea, break out the shortbread and join us as we travel along the misty moors and the moonlit lochs of Bonny Scotland.

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Woohoo! I love a good highland romance!

Marg said...

Me too! I'll read lots of things based purely on being set in Scotland.

Karen Barr said...

My favourite kind of romance.....am gonna love this week!

Mystica said...


Anonymous said...

April showers bring May flowers. ........................................

Stacy said...

very cool poem!