Poems, Songs, and Sonnets (Classic Reprint)by Robert Reid
Combining a devout love for his homeland and a fierce dedication to the Celtic lilt and dialect, Robert Reid (Rob Wanlock) hypnotizes audiences with his vivid descriptions of the heathers and moors of Scotland in his seminal work, Poems, Songs, and Sonnets. Compared to his contemporaries, Andrew Lang and Austin Dobson, Reid demonstrated and effusiveness and restraint that beautifully colored his faraway home in the eyes of modern readers. For Reid, Scotland is more than a place, it is a "Proud Mother" of her sundry heroic suns, and her very lands are poetry, "each moor a memory, and each stream a song!".
For today's readers, one of the most striking elements of Poems, Songs, and Sonnets is the thick dialect in many of the works, pulsing with the rhythm of the prose and offering new poetic insights around every corner. Some of the phrases can be complicated, but using context is a great way to interpret the stanzas, and learn a little Gaelic in the process!
For those of Scottish descent this book is particularly interesting, although it will surely resonate with anyone interested in Scottish heritage, Celtic language, romantic poetry, or the style and form of poetry. The intensely detailed descriptions, the heart-warming cries of nationalism and patriotism, and the irrepressible Scottish humor which rings throughout the works all give the reader a sense of being transported in time to a place where the air is more crisp, the sun is sharper, and the call of gray glen sounds for miles. Readers are urged to try this forgotten treasure and re-discover one of the great Scottish poets, you won't regret it!
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