Stag and Stately

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



The hills allow his roaming
The heather beautifies
And clouds rehearse the changing
Of skies, and then more skies.
And crofters see his wandering
More Kingly than the sheep.
But he might bring wall trophy
And little more to keep.
So let His Highness wander
With careful steps o’er crags
And trumpet for His Lady fair.
And young of whom he brags.



(I always envision the famous painting by Edwin H. Landseer entitled Monarch of the Glen.)
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Written on January 19, 2023

Submitted by dougb.72572 on January 19, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABACXCXBXB X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 442
Words 86
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 12, 1

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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