Archive for February 29th, 2012

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Further than Hoy by George Mackay Brown

Further than Hoy
the mermaids whisper
through ivory shells
a-babble with vowels

Further than history
the legends thicken
the buried broken
vases and columns

Further than fame
are fleas and visions,
the hermit’s cave
under the mountain

Further than song
the hushed awakening
of country children
the harp unstroked

Further than death
your feet will come
to the forest, black forest
where Love walks, alone.


Date: 1954

By: George Mackay Brown (1921-1996)