"‘As pure as bonny as she’s now the walks of human life adorning;
As blithe as bird upon the bough as sweet as breeze of summer morning;
Love paints the Earth it paints the sky,
An’ tints each lovely hue of nature
An’ makes to the enchanted eye an angel of a mortal creature.’"
This James Hogg verse was in my Valentine’s day card this morning. The Ettrick Shepherd and his work were a big thing for us as the relationship started out, so I went a little bit melty when I read this passage this morning. The poem’s called ‘Oh love’s a bitter thing to bide’ should you want to see the rest. Enjoy.