Behold Glenfinnan - A Legendary Place
by Anita Williams
Behold Glenfinnan...a legendary place.
Take to the West Highland Railway
Twixt Fortwilliam and the port of Mallaig
To this village in Lochaber where
Dreams were conquered, amount a fine staig.
As we flock to the viewpoint to capture
This monument made for the lens
Glenfinnan has curdled emotion
Drawing tears; poets take to their pens.
The dawn of the Jacobite rising
Where Stuart raised his standard on the shores of Loch Shiel
Bonnie Prince Charlie’s brave doing
Just imagine his heart’s turmoil reel.
Gasps abound as we stand in amazement
That this place could exist here at all
A miracle bathed in glorious heathers and green
Staged with purpose; nature’s finest call.
A history steeped in romance
And a sight that all people should see
My visit to Scotland’s not over
Till we’ve connected; Glenfinnan and me.
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