Scottish Poetry Selection
- Sunday by the Loch

Here is an appreciation of the quietness of a Scottish Sabbath by Walter Wingate.

Sunday by the Loch

‘Tis not the silent hill,
Nor the deserted pier;
A something that evades me still,
Announces Sabbath here.

No tinkling bell intrudes
Upon the morning calm;
The white cascade among the woods
Is all there is of psalm.

Becalmed is every cloud,
And all the winds at rest;
In laurel-dusk the thrush emboughed
Is mute upon his nest.

But something more, too deep
For my interpreting,
Proclaims as clear the Sabbath sleep
As willow buds the spring.

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