the dream is gone by joak

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a highlanders spirit returns hame tae a burnin croft and his land cleared o people after culloden..

inspired by a wee poem i found in a book ..

you say that you love scotland. have ye thought
that scotlands love must aye be dearly bought
she calls for deeds not words,she puts oan ye
a hard stern test tae prove yer love is true

could you huv stood in line with those
who at culloden faced thier foes
your love for this dear land is it like thiers
a highland love,with which none else compares

tis only in the language of the gael that you find words which rightly tell the tale
of love borne by these peerless men
to thier oown homes to thier own highland glen

and yet unhesitant they left this all
at loyaltys insistant trumpet call
could you do this?if not be gone
scotland will never have you as its son

andrew murray


  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    Ohhh Joak.. you sneaking up on all this stuff here in the computer and doing such a fine job of it.. this is glorious work as are YOU!

  • halo pal thank you an nice tae see ye again ..its the computer thats magic no me i just press buttons!..thanks pal

    – joak

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 5 years ago

    Really thoughtful work suiting the melancholic poem so well.

  • cheers kas ive always liked this poem

    – joak

  • Jonesy7
    Jonesy7over 5 years ago

    very haunting (in a beautiful type of way). and certainly makes you think.

  • hi jonesy thanks mate..i like folk tae think aboot the past thanks pal

    – joak

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, evocative image, joak. Great work! I really like that poem. The two go together perfectly. Agnes xx

  • hi pal thank you its been a wee fav poam o mine for a while….i am just passin time at hame while ma daughter gets a drivin lesson then am back tae st andrews ..the things ye huv tae dae!

    – joak

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 5 years ago

    Hope you’re enjoying your holiday xx

  • aye its good pal thanks

    – joak

  • Kevin Skinner
    Kevin Skinnerover 5 years ago

    Wonderfully emotive image that compliments the verse perfectly. Superb, Joak!

  • glad it worked kevin mate thank you

    – joak

  • eon .
    eon .over 5 years ago

    BRILLIANT IMAGE TOTALLY " – )) And then they Consume Copius amounts of Heaven sent Single malts Cheers Joak

  • ha ha brilliant taesee ye pal thank you mate..aye the best swally in the world!

    – joak

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 5 years ago

    Hi my favorite sexy Scott! I miss you :(
    What a beautiful image and poetry!

  • helo stranger great tae see ye… are ye back or or ye gonny disapear again!! we huv aw missed ye!

    – joak

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsover 5 years ago

    I love Scotland, and that poem is bloody brilliant,
    and nicely illustrated with your art Joak

    Yes I did say art,

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • thanks pal its yin o ma favs glad my art(red face) complimented it !

    – joak

  • janeymac
    janeymacover 5 years ago

    wonderful image and effect joal and the poem is so confronting ! awesome work !!

  • hi janey so chuffed ye like it pal;!

    – joak

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