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Roman presence, virgin
Tongue testing trapped
Identities, Scotland had
Not yet sung. Picts,
The painted ones,
Leader Calgacus.
Trees and rivers of Perthshire
A constant. The story
Of Mons Graupius, do
Ghosts haunt the wrong
Battle.
Abernethy watchtower, belfry
And beacon. Witnesses
Of Scotland's incarnations unifying into a whole.
The distant caress of 
Viking calls.
Scotland and its foes
View each other through
Either side of
The needles eye as
Perthshire is sewn into
The Celtic soul.
 

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Barry, this history is ancient to me, yet it's even older when traced further to where it began (the tribes?).  Fascinating.

Tony

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Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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  • 3 months later...
David W. Parsley

I like the way this one moves, Barry.  Could request that spelling and/or punctuation is handled (needles?  needle's? other?)  Nice diction.

Thanks,
- David

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