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Morning Sun Over the Ben

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Morning Sun Over the Ben

A new day awakens in a bonnie Scottish Glen
As I await the morning sunshine peeking over the Ben
Standing at the door of my centuries old croft
The wild fern's arise as the rays makes them loft

A calming soothing trickle delights my morning ears
Meandering through purple heathers as it's done for many years
Hooded crows show their presence, then silence in quietness fall
In timid look they perch, as they hear a Golden Eagles call

The baaing of the sheep resonate from down the Glen
Freedom to roam they are in the land of crofting men
Above the sun now shines amidst a sky of Saltire blue
This land of clans and tartans, through my eyes you'll see my view

Upon the grass I sit, as I marvel at my surrounds
And my desire for a maiden, to share my Highland grounds
A mid morning stroll I take to absorb just where I am
I start thinking to myself, "aye I'm one of Alba's sons"

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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:06:00 PM
    James, , here I am with a be-lated :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 international Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 12:21:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem. Well done and congratulations on your HM. This is a real honour to receive this Poetry Soup win. Lee

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 6:31:00 AM
    James, I really love this. It is very like our Irish landscape, I wrote one very recently about meandering heather. Beautiful imagery that really speaks to me.

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 9:14:00 PM
    Congrats James on your HM in PS International contest with this dynamic piece of poetry luv..

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 3:58:00 PM
    Congratulations April, 2011 Honorable Mention Contest Winner! I wanna go there, it sounds wonderful. Someday I'll see Ireland too my friend. Caryl Ramsdale

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 8:42:00 AM
    Lovely pastoral scene!! This beautiful work of yours deserves this brilliant win, James. Many Congratulations to you , enjoy the glory!!! gautami

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in PoetrySoup's International Poetry Contest James. I am very happy for you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 8:16:00 PM
    Ahhh Jamie so glad to see you in the BIg winner circle, you know I too love Scotland! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 6:55:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, James. Kudos to you. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:50:00 PM
    Congratulations James on your big win in the International Contest.Beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 1:23:00 PM
    How wonderful to see your name among the winners of the Poetry Soup finals!!!! Congratulations, James, on this wonderful entry and the honor that is well deserved!!! Hearty Congratulations to you!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Way to go James, congratulations on your great accomplishment. Enjoy the glory. Big smile. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 9:42:00 AM
    This really is one of your best filled with amazing imagery, James. I'm so happy for your win in the Soup Admin contest! Congratulations, my friend, Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 8:32:00 AM
    James, this is a very beautiful! Many congrats on your amazing win in poetry soup international contest. *Cheers*

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 8:10:00 AM
    I remember this one from when I read it before..Enjoyed reading again about your homeland..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 12:20:00 AM
    Congratualtions James on your great win!!! With Love, Pravs.

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 12:12:00 AM
    Wonderful James. Congratulations on a great win. Joyce

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 11:44:00 PM
    Simply beautiful, James. Many congrats on your SUPER WIN in the PoetrySoup International Competition. Elaine

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 4:10:00 PM
    Hey James, Congratulations on your outstanding poems making it through to the First Rounds of the PS's Intl. Contest! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 10:55:00 PM
    Congrats James in having two poems make it to the first round competition in PS contest.. good luck luv..