“Sunrise in the Highlands”
Edward, a man of high estate
and great importance
He was sure something was missing
in his privileged life,
but he couldn’t understand how to find
what was missing.
I know! he said very spontaneously.
I will leave my home comforts
and search for my mate.
She will be my princess,
and I will rescue her from
So for days and days he walked through the
hills and valleys and dales.
Some nights he didn’t even sleep
but kept on trekking,
with only the light of his lantern for company.
Finally, the darkness started to lift
and he realized the sun would be coming up soon.
I’m sure it will not be as bright as Tiree
where I’m going, said he.
But I need to find my love.
Suddenly he slumped to the ground.
The many miles of foot travel,
his water and food supply exhausted,
held him from going on.
He finally paused to look at the beautiful, lush green landscape.