POEM by a former resident of PERKINS, on SWAN ISLAND, MAINE

M.C. PRIEST HOME – dismantled rather than being sold!


by MRS. M.C. PRIEST in 1905

There’s a spot by the banks of a river

Far away from all turmoil and strife,

By the banks of a swift-flowing River

Where one breathes in the meaning of LIFE.

And when turbid and slow runs the life-sap,

And a lash is stern duty’s command…

Come with me where eternal the tides lap

Soft caress to the deep-wooded land.

And the great vault of blue arching over

Swaying vistas of green reaching north…

Star-eyed daisies and sweet-scented clover,

Make a fragment of Heaven on earth.

O, ’tis Life just to bathe in the sunshine,

And ’tis living to feel yourself part

In this wonderful bit of creation.

Here’s to SWANGO…the Home of my Heart!

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