(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Requiem

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
"Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."

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Home From The HIll with Robert Mitchum. Great movie.
great 10++++++++++++++//
This be the verse you grave for me; " Here he lies where he longed to be, Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill." //beautiful
When responding to a post that used " sexed, " (I then used the first 3 letters; present tense) , it was changed to two asterisks. A site that cannot handle the common word for gender, when used as a reference to an original post, seems to be fearful of words.
I can never read this poem without getting teary eyed.
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