Kebbuckston wedding/Oh, Haste and Leave this Lonely Isle

Kebbuckston wedding  (1825) 
Oh, Haste and Leave this Lonely Isle


Oh, haste and leave this lonely isle,
Unholy bark, ere morning smile,
For on thy deck, though dirk it be,
A female form I see.
And I have sworn this lonely sod
Shall ne’er by woman’s foot be trod.’

'Oh, father send not hence my bark,
Thro' wintry winds and billows dark;
I come with humble heart to share
Thy morn and evening prayer;
Nor mine the feet, Oh. holy saint,
The brightness of thy god to taint,'

The lady’s prayer, Senanus spurned,
The winds blew fresh, the bark returned;
But legends hint, ihat had the maid
’Till mornlng’s light delay’d,
And given the saint one rosy smile,
She ne’er had left this lonely isle.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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