The Wells of Dee by Stan Long

steamer smoke
is visible at sixty miles
and west
one hundred miles
away dreams
while here in winter
on Braeriach's height
blue hares move
in the freezing air
and through these passes
far beneath my feet
reivers still
drive their stolen kyloes
home and further
runs the Dee wandering
to the sea
in a distant town
mindful ofme
wait other peaks, valleys,
secret places, mine
to explore

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