Tuesday 27 March 2012

Loch Lomond

'By yon bonnie banks an' by yon bonnie braes
Whaur the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond'

(Traditional Scottish - first published 1841)

AnElephantCant possibly do justice
He lacks the descriptive ability
Loch Lomond is quite
The most wondrous sight
An ocean of beauteous tranquillity

The morning mist lies low and eerie
The Elephant records in his Captain’s Log
Then the sun breaks through
Shows a sky of clear blue
And quickly dissipates Kermit the Fog

AnElephantCant claim to be useful
When he is asked to propel a canoe
He is not to blame
Perhaps it’s a shame
He is a pachyderm not a gnu

If each picture paints a thousand words
It is best if the Elephant is quiet
A very quick message
Black pudding and sausage
And the wee stove that Rab brought to fry it

Breakfast rolls and mugs of tea
On a loch of clear calm water
There is no surprise
This is paradise
Quite perfect (like the Elephant’s dear daughter)


AnElephantCant paddle for toffee
You might say he is more of a passenger
But it did provide time
To make up this rhyme
So be kind please and don’t shoot the messenger

If you can take a brief time off this summer
Then this wee rhyme may be a good omen
Do not go abroad
But take the high road
To the bonnie bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond


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