DEAR BROTHER FRIEND
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DEAR BROTHER FRIEND
                 (Elegy)

Perplexing is the distance weíre apart

And yet I look beyond,

     Iím grateful for the times we had,

          Now even as we part

                      Iím glad,

               We share that bond.

 

The joy of youth and laughter we endure

          It never seems to end,

     Yet still our friendship, truth to tell,

          Is timeless and secure,

                      And welló

               Dear brother friend.

 

Death cannot still my every thought of you 

          While mighty oceans rave,

     As mortal flesh secedes its powers

          Iíll place these words anew

                      Like flowers,

               Upon your grave!

   William Davidson
  02/01/11
  In Memory
 

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 FRIENí 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 Oí 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.