Saturday, 28 March 2015

On returning to Scotland from Nottingham

No more flatland Trent-side walks
On claggy floodplain clay.
I'm back amongst the heather'd hills
The bonnie banks and braes.

Enough of dismal redbrick towns
And concrete urban sprawl
For now. I'm home, a home that's built
Of silver granite walls.

Goodbye to triffid pylons marching
Over hedgeless fields and wastes.
Hello to birches, burns and bogs.
I'm back. This is my place.


  1. Well said! Welcome home.
    Bonnie n Kenzie

  2. That's beautiful, Bertie. Home is the best place.....

  3. Crikey Bertie ....... and don't you look good at home. It really is your place aye??

  4. OMD Bertie that is fabulous and yes home sweet home is always the place we want to be. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Oh Bertie. What a beautiful place you live in. There's no place like home. No worries and love Stella and Rory

  6. Yes that's YOUR place and it is a wonderful place... I feel the same when I travel around... as soon as I see the granit walls and the black roof tops it feels like home :o)
    easy rider

  7. That is not Dog Grrr Ell
    and I know it
    For I am a poet
    Of small renown


  8. Hari OM
    Oh Bertie lad.... you made this lass sigh heartily from her boozzoom... and you know that's pretty deep!!! Welcome to yer place, lad, ceud mille failte!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  9. There is NO PLACE like HOME. Right Bertie?

  10. BERTIE OMDS boy you are a poet with paws planted on solid granite! This is beautiful poem and pictures
    Hugs madi a very impressed kitty cat and your bfffffffff

  11. Wow, what a poet you are, Bertie. Welcome home.

  12. Well done, Bertie. You do live in a most superior location, worth celebrating.
    Miro and Emily

  13. You were a joy to your grndmum, I am sure being off in that city, But home is where the heart is, and your true happiness lies here.
    cheers, Bertie,
    Jo, Stella and zkhat

  14. Home is where the heart is u put it beautifully
    Retro rover

  15. Looks and I bet it smells beautiful.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  16. Wow, Bertie what a beautiful place! Nothing is better than your own home territory though. Great poem and fabulous pix!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  17. That was great Bertie...what's that saying "home is were the heart is"....glad your back in your happy place!

    The Mad Scots

  18. Well done Bertie, Well done!

  19. Thats MY Bertie!! A great poem about the best place in the world. HOME!!!
    No worries about Loki, we are just friends and if this thing works out we'd be step brother/sister!! You're my main squeeze!!


  20. Bertie like Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz "There's no place like HOME".
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  21. We hear that sign in your voice, Bertie!

    -Ruby and Otto