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Burns Walk, Dumfries Ltd Ed 475
Burns Walk, Dumfries Ltd Ed 475


Burns Walk, Dumfries Ltd Ed 475



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Burns Walk is a rather beautiful walk on the East bank of the River Nith named after the famous poet Robert Burns. Apart from a tar macadam path in parts, it remains relatively unchanged since Burns' time and would have been frequented many times by the poet when writing his muse. This particular Ltd Edition Print is very popular and only two hundred or so copies remain from a run of 475. The print carries a complimentary poem written by the artist's father John Macdonald Clark in 1937. It describes the scene perfectly.

Burns Walk
Open a gate and leave the town behind
sense how the lifted voice
the traffics roar die murmuring.
Descend a little lower
and standing on the River's brink
you'll find the trees
fresh foilaged and stately
lined along one bank.
Now scan the other shore...
Brown earth, green fields rise
in a hedge crazed floor
to mountain walls that meet the sky
and bind the human eye.
A river lies bewitched beneath your feet
the calm depth saddened pool
is scarce disturbed,
and there the shallows talk
and strive to reach the sea
enriched by inland quest
all whispering and cool
once balm to him
who chose this for his walk.

J.M.Clark (circa 1937)



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