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Near Culdoon View and Muster Lea
There stands an aging old beech tree,
Some names are carved upon her breast
And some are long since laid to rest.
Then there are those by choice of will
Who view the distant Mochrum Hill
While others search just now and then,
For remnants of their childhood glen.
A glen that blossoms wild and free
With purple moors and raging sea,
Where faded dreams of me and mine
Are hid in ancient hills of time.
Thus Culdoon View and Muster Lea
Remain in perfect harmony,
Where that old beech tree heaves a sigh
And aging memories haunt and cry.

Links to Poems of Maybole and Carrick by William Davidson

INTRODUCTION
NewDEAR BROTHER FRIEND NewKIRKLAND STREET NewIS THE PIPER O'KILBARCHAN DEAD?

NewA BIRTHDAY EPISTLE TO ROBERT BURNS

I DREAM OF JOURNEY'S END SCHOOL MATES
THE CAPITAL OF CARRICK

I LOVE YOU CALEDONIA

SCOTTISH BARDS

THE BATTLE AT DUNEANE GOAT'S GREEN THE BEECH TREE
MY AULD FRIEN’ MACINTOSH KILHENZIE GLEN THE BONNIE RIVER STINCHAR
TAKE ME HOME LAND OF MIRTH  THE GARPIN
BALLANTRAE MOCHRUM SHADOWS THE GIRVAN
AULD HARRY PEDEN'S THORN WHERE THE STINCHAR FLOWS

EPISTLE TO GEORGE MACMILLAN DAVIDSON

A SON'S FAREWELL THE PRINCE O’ STANDART HABBIE

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About the Author

William F. Davidson was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1939. Raised in Maybole, he attended Cairn Primary School & Carrick Academy before emigrating to Canada in October 1956. He traveled throughout Canada and the United States for three years before taking up permanent residence in New York in 1959. Mr. Davidson has also lived and worked in Australia for two years. He is married with one son. Several family members continue to live in Maybole. E-mail wdavidson44@gmail.com Photo: William Davidson with his wife Helga.