James Donaldson - His Poetry
This poem by James Donaldson is one of a very few examples of his work discovered outside of those published in his own personal copy, which is held in the National Library of Scotland, or in the local newspapers of the period. Its existence first came to light while conducting research in the library many years ago in a copy of "Alloa And Its Environs - A Descriptive and Historical Sketch" printed and published in Alloa at the Alloa Advertiser Office by James Lothian in 1861. This work was re-printed in 1983 by Clackmannanshire Libraries for which due thanks is recorded for permission to reproduce it here. Appreciative thanks also go to Chris Calder and other members of the Tullibody History Group for their considerable help in this family project.
|Reader!||Waiting the final dawn,|
|For all the books I've bound||Mine ashes here are laid;|
|Here now with valley clods,||Life's labour o'er, and I'm with-|
|In sheets I'm rotting under ground,||drawn,|
|Death makes a might odds!||here I have found my bed.|
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