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The Highlanders Estate

My door is open
I welcome you
To my Highland lands
Off heathers and hue
Cross the bridge
Of centuries old
To my castle of grey
In it's regal fold
Stand with me
In the great hall of my past
Like generations
Us Fraser's will last
Climb spiral stairs
To a turreted tower
Look out on my lands
As the northern lights shower
Turn to the left
Look out to the fields
They stretch for miles
Many harvests they yield
The moat leads off
Into a river so pure
With it's salmon ladder
Caught to mature
Lets take to the horses
To forests of pine
They carpet the glens
In greenery fine
Centuries old
Camp fire and cheer
Weeks away
Chasing the deer
The welcome we received
When we reached home
Venison and pheasant
From our Highland roam
Off the great hall
To the room of the past
Where tartans and paintings
My ancestral past
Open great fireplace
Lights up the room
Claymores and armour
In past battles bloom
The evening draws
Arrival of guests
To feast on the roam
For the food we are blessed
Midnight approaches
Bedtime retire for all
As i look out my window
In awe at it all

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  1. Date: 9/29/2009 1:27:00 PM
    A wonderful poem, How lucky we are James, to live in this wonderful Scotland of ours. Thankyou for your kind comments. Kate.

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 2:52:00 PM
    Oh!... My Very Favorite Today... Remember, those Novels I said I used to Read... Well, this poem brought back the books... Wow... Are you descended from those Warrior-Scots (smile) No Wonder, You're so Passionate... Keep The HearFires Burning... MoonBee

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 12:08:00 PM
    I love how you brought your ancestry into the poem while creating beautiful images!

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 3:01:00 AM
    James, in so many of your writes you have brought the Highlands to our hearts. Your descriptions of your homeland are awesome, to say the least. I hope to visit there someday and walk the same path that "Braveheart" took. The people of Scotland seem warm and loving, just like you! Love you! Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/8/2009 12:22:00 AM
    like it ,gave me feelings of home , i can nearly tast it k

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 4:47:00 AM
    so beautiful fraser..a taste of Scothland....excellent--charma

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 12:06:00 AM
    Ahhhhh this one is gorgeous highlander this is awesomeeeeeee ... loved it thanks for scenic view ;) love Jayne

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 9:12:00 AM
    Awesome write Highlander...I love where you take me in each of your poems.....

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 8:35:00 AM
    Again - you take the reader on a journey, this time into the past. Breathtaking. I see it all vividly. Thank you for sharing. Lainie And thank you for all your kind comments.

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 7:37:00 AM
    A rustic trimumph, my friend. What is it about the Scotch? Every Scot I've ever known has been big on ancestry. Did you know that Austin is originally Scotch. I traced the name back one time...forgot the original spelling. My Mother's maiden name was Reynolds, so I go back to the British Isles for sure. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 4:47:00 AM
    Great call , James . The Scottish tourism board could do with your services as you have paint a superb story , here ....

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 4:30:00 AM
    Love the description whether real or fantasy. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 10:32:00 PM
    James that was terrific poetry like taking a walk through the forest with an old friend it was - Breathtakingly and beautifully historic - God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 8:29:00 PM
    my Parents own a print of 'after the hunt' with the principles present...Master of the Hunt, Innkeeper, Master of the dogs, and Estate Owner, this poem reminds me of their picture! nice!...jim

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 7:37:00 PM
    : ) Great write... Beautiful! Ruben.