Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Afton

 Happy 3rd Birthday Afton!
Traditional Irish Step Dancing Shoes that I wore when I was little.
 Afton is named after a favorite poem/song of mine
by Scottish poet Robert Burns, written in 1791  

Sweet Afton
Flow gently, sweet Afton! among thy green braes,
Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise;
My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream,
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.

Thou stockdove whose echo resounds thro' the glen,

Ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny den,
Thou green-crested lapwing thy screaming forbear,
I charge you, disturb not my slumbering Fair.
 How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighbouring hills,
Far mark'd with the courses of clear, winding rills;
There daily I wander as noon rises high,
My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye.

How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below,

Where, wild in the woodlands, the primroses blow;
There oft, as mild Ev'ning weeps over the lea,
The sweet-scented birk shades my Mary and me.
 Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides,
And winds by the cot where my Mary resides;
How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave,
As, gathering sweet flowerets, she stems thy clear wave.

Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays;
My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream,
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.




3 comments:

  1. Awe...she is beautiful, love her costume! I've never heard the song.

    Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,
    Lori

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  2. Beautiful little girl!
    Fun post - she is a dol!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  3. What a great costume! Here are some of ours:)
    http://truenglishhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween.html

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