Sunday Poem: Sir Walter Scott – Proud Maisie

Sir Walter Scott. 1771–1832
  
Proud Maisie
  
PROUD Maisie is in the wood,  
  Walking so early;  
Sweet Robin sits on the bush,  
  Singing so rarely.  
 
‘Tell me, thou bonny bird,          5
  When shall I marry me?’  
—’When six braw gentlemen  
  Kirkward shall carry ye.’  
 
‘Who makes the bridal bed,  
  Birdie, say truly?’   10
—’The grey-headed sexton  
  That delves the grave duly.  
 
‘The glow-worm o’er grave and stone  
  Shall light thee steady;  
The owl from the steeple sing   15
  Welcome, proud lady!’
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