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Re: McColl Society Journal - Cuairtear Chloinn Cholla - 2
Posted by: Jonathan McColl (ID *****7234) Date: October 16, 2010 at 01:41:45
In Reply to: Re: McColl Society Journal - Cuairtear Chloinn Cholla - 2 by Deborah Gammack of 767

The Just shine as the Stars

Written on seeing the film of a visit to the burial-grounds, Kiel of Duror, Eaglais Nuadh in Appin, Craigcurelain in Glencreran on 20th May 1933

Circled by fields long forfeited,
High on Craigcurelain,
The ancient grave-stones of our dead
Still moulder in the rain.

MacColls! far-exiled oversea,
Or banished to the town,
Or lingering where, on croft and tree,
The Appin hills look down,

Gathered at nightfall in your place,
Re-vision, as you can,
The last tomb-holdings of a race,
The fighting, faithful clan;

And where the steadfast stars are bright
Above that sacred dust,
Learn to be valiant in the fight,
And after, to be just.

D. S McColl, London 13th April, 1935.


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