Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kindred homes of kindred people

Found this brief, old, poem tonight - about the view from Donaghadee:

Yonder stretches Scotia's outline
Here the coast of Down is seen
Kindred homes of kindred people
With the Copeland Isles between

From A History of County Down by Alexander Knox (Belfast, 1875), p 486. Here's a pic of the view from Donaghadee, taken at the Moat between Christmas and New Year, looking towards Galloway. Click to enlarge