Author(s): Tom Hubbard
Copyright holder(s): Tom Hubbard
An we sall come again ti this yett
By the Stane o Walcome an the Stane o Bydin
Ti an Eden o the East, within the West.
We sall ken it as it was:
The mell of chice an chaunce
The skeelie haund an the birkie hairt
O the makar within his wark
No made, but aye in makkin
No afore or efter, but nou:
Athort the kinkin brig
Ti the tea-hoose on the inch:
"The freithy bree o jade".
An we sall pairt at the shore
Ane ti his aesomeness
Yont cedar an cypress an sauchie
Ti growe juist as they growe
Withoot their ever ettlin:
Oor lairnin's a forgettin.
By the watter-lilies an lanterns
By the deas that honours guests
By the rock whaur the sea-gull rests
Aa nou as it wis then
Sained by the God o the Ben:
There used to be a Japanese garden near Dollar in Clackmannanshire at the foot of the Ochil Hills: it was ravaged by weather an vandalism. Sharakuen [place of pleasure and delight] was part of it.
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