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Poetry Corner The Comfort Of The Hills

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The Comfort Of The Hills

HEART! If you’ve a sorrow
Take it to the hills!
Lay it where the sunshine
Cups of colour spills!
Hide it in the shadow
Of the folding fern;
Bathe it in the coolness
Of the brown hill burn;
Give it to the west wind
Blowing where it wills;
Heart! If you’ve a sorrow
Take it to the hills!

Heart! If you’ve a sorrow
Take it to the hills,
Where pity crowns the silence
And love the loneness fills!
Bury it in bracken
Waving green and high;
O’er it let the heather’s
Peaceful purple lie!
Trust it to the healing
Heaven itself distils;
Heart! If you’ve a sorrow
Take it to the hills!

Will H. Ogilvie

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  1. Also puts me in mind of the Cameron McNeish quote in the “Around Loch Torridon” article (latest issue of iScot): “No matter what life throws at me, there’s always the hills.”–

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