Tuesday, November 30, 2010

St. Andrew's Day

Happy St. Andrew's Day everyone! Fly your Saltires! I don't have much time to write anything today, but here's a poem I wrote a while ago about the Saltire:

To the Saltire

To our ancestors you showed yourself
On the bright blue Summer's sky
As a sign that they would win the day
As their enemies drew ever nigh.

The white cross of St. Andrew
Is your foreground fair,
And your background of the brightest blue
Is the sky of the Summer's air.

You've flown above the bloody field
Of many a battle won.
Since the days of brave Calgacus
'Till all our fighting will be done.

You were the standard of the normal Scots;
The crofters and the Highland men.
The Lion Rampant is fine for kings,
But you were good enough for them.

You are Scotland as it was and is
And you'll be here is years to come.
For something that has been here so long
Your legacy will forever go on.

You flew in the field with Wallace
And won Bannockburn with our Hero King.
You flew with Bonnie Charlie
And still fly more freely than bird on wing.

Happy will be the day wen you fly
Over a Scotland once more free;
To rid your land of the usurper
And fill the people's hearts with glee.

So keep on flying
For Scotland needs you still.
And one day we all hope to see
The White and Blue on every hill.

Slainte, Hazel


  1. Wonderful touching poem to the Saltire. A very happy St. Andrew's Day to you Hazel. :)

  2. Thank you very much :) eventually, I hope to have a book of poems. But first, I need to figure out desktop publishing :P UGH!!

  3. I wish you the best on writing your book of poetry. With your love of Scottish history, I can only wonder, what will its title be?

  4. I was going to name it after my lead poem actually, "Forget ye not the Purple Hills" Thanks for commenting :-)