The Gloaming Part 4: Tam O’Shanter

Every Picture Tells a Story: Lake Menteith in the fading light of a winters night

When chapman billies leave the street,
And drouthy neibors, neibors, meet;
As market days are wearing late,
And folk begin to tak the gate,
While we sit bousing at the nappy,
An’ getting fou and unco happy,
We think na on the lang Scots miles,
The mosses, waters, slaps and stiles,
That lie between us and our hame,
Where sits our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

Robert Burns. Poet. Scottish. “Tam O’Shanter’. 1790

Every Picture Tells a Story: Lake Menteith in the fading light of a winters night
Tam O’Shanter and ice-skating on Lake Menteith in Stirling. Copyright Content Catnip 2015

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