Inchkeith Island

gbsomerville By gbsomerville, 22nd Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Poem about the Island of Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth

Inchkeith Island

Inchkeith Island

Not far out from the Port of Leith
Stands the island of Inchkeith
The lighthouse tall, with welcoming light
A guide to mariners in the night.

A home for sailors who had the plague
For those who had scurvy and general ague
Home for Mary, a Scottish Queen
Her palfrey grazed on its pastures green.

A garrison strong in the war torn years
When blood was shed and many tears
A natural home for our feathered friends
That’s not where the story ends.

Bought by the man of the Kwik Fit fame
Mr Farmer is his name
The island again was in safe hands
Saved from being owned by foreign lands.

Plans for the island he had in mind
An able tenant he hoped to fin
He listened to many, some good, some bad
One in particular was very sad.

An animal sanctuary needed a home
He gave them the islands green acres to roam
Much needed doing, still much to be done
But life for the rescued is now full of fun.

Several species live side by side
A pig and a pony together abide
What a wonderful place this old world would be
If we like the animals could all agree.

They love to have visitors, they’ll welcome the boat
The dogs and a pig, maybe even a goat
A day on their island could leave you quite tired
But you’ll go away feeling completely inspired.


Farmer, Garrison, Goat, Inchkeith, Island, Leith, Lighthouse, Mariners, Mary, Pig, Pony, Port, Queen, Sailors, Sanctuary, Scottish, Scurvy

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author avatar gbsomerville
I am 22 years old, play the piano and accordion. I'm a live sound and studio recording engineer, enjoy the outdoors / countryside, agriculture and most animals... except insects.

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