Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "History Returned"

Today's freebie poem was inspired by a prompt from marina_bonomi. The name of this six-line verse form is "Scottish stanza" or "Burns stanza."


History Returned



From Italy to Scotland’s heather
All bent and bowed against the weather
With sword of steel and vest of leather
History returned
To wind their separate fates together
Just as one heart yearned.

To friends who had helped him in his fight
And given him shelter in his flight
The bonnie Prince Charlie, in the night,
Left all that he had
And gave Italians the solemn right
To wear Stuart plaid.
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