I am finishing off my new novel, “Bjorn Again”, at present. This is the third in the Bjorn Trilogy and I am getting more excited about it as I reach the final chapters. In the book there is a wedding ceremony and the Theologian, Rabbi Burns has written a poem for the event. I would like to share this with you now. It is in Scots English but I am sure you will understand it all. Enjoy.
Rabbi Burns’, “The Wedding Speech”
I welcome thee – intae this hame,
No’ fir gold, – success ‘r fame,
But tae rejoice – in twinship and hope,
Tho her faither’s just glad – they didnae elope.
In maist hearts, – there lieth a midden,
Secrets past – are aftimes hidden.
But here afore us – there standith two,
With souls kept open – and haerts so true.
So look upon – these twa in love,
Say Cupid, Swan – and turtle dove,
And see in them – fit thee – may be,
Love here abounding – fir a’ tae see.
So I ask thee now – tae be upstanding,
And mak’ thy pledge – to keep a haund in,
And help these twa – in front o’ me,
In times o’ need – be on land or sea.
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