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Bryan, Tom: The House

Portre of Bryan, Tom

The House (English)

(at Ach’ an Dreaghainn – The Field of Thorns)

I found an Oban Times
from 1889, stuck behind the timbers.
It was placed there before
lifting the lintel stone.
He blessed the gate with a rowan.

The wood, stone and plaster,
slate and lime,
I nurture only, it is not mine.
Tell the tax man and landlord
it belongs to the wind.

I plant larch, birch and rowan
for the present and future.
I rebuild the stone wall after the gale,
knowing the gale may win.
For that reason, in the Field of Thorns,
I trim the wild rosebush.

Uploaded byEfraim Israel
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