Stirling Castle

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Stirling Castle – main gate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

upon sill’s glaciated crag

stone walls still stand

as ramparts command

crossing of river Forth

 

cobblestoned court within

ancient cemetery without

flags fly proud heraldry

tasseled tartans wave

 

hart hides in old forest

hounds give baying chase

magic harp plays minstrel

ballad sung in six cantos

 

Wallace won bridge

Bruce besieged English

James built royal palace

Mary in chapel crowned

 

cannons military presence

spark modern imagination

Holy Rude bell tolls history

of the legendary Snowdoun

 


Read Sir Walter Scott’s poem, “The Lady of the Lake”, with home-educated son.  Linking to dVerse poetics prompt “if walls could talk” with Mish.