The Silent Piper

19 Feb


An ancient piper

A faded ghost from many pasts

I play Loves pipes

From cliff tops high

It carries on the winds

Down through valleys and glens

Heard in the rustle of leaves

In fens

My pipe was played for you

From within my heart

Composed for you

Within my Soul

You came into my life

And swore eternal Love

You could not see

Nor could not know

My Soul is old

My pipes are worn

They played for you

Beneath the moons

Of many Heavens

They echoed from many stars

You heard me play

But did not hear

Born before the birth of time

You come to me to once again

Torment my Heart

Torment my mind

Again I play my pipes of Love

For you

On these ageless worn out pipes

Of mine

You lingered in my Heart

Yet but for a moment

As a falling star

Within my mortal time

You bid farewell

You bid goodbye

Your Soul to return

To the birth of your land

And now in mortal time

You hold another’s Heart

Another’s hand

Down through the ages

A ghost piper roams

His pipes are heard

By Angels alone

They know his torment

They hear his cries

From mountains high

Carried on the winds

Of days gone by

It wails through the valleys

And howls through the glens

And heard in the rustle of leaves

Of Celtic fens

Yet now my pipes of Love

Are silent

There is no song of Love

I play my pipes alone

Within my Heart



Posted by on February 19, 2011 in Uncategorized


14 responses to “The Silent Piper

  1. Bernardita Sanhueza

    February 26, 2011 at 07:00


  2. jennyozzy

    February 26, 2011 at 07:00

    very haunting sound bagpipes loved hearing them at the edinburgh tattoo such a sad poem aussie but very touching xxjen


  3. Bernardita Sanhueza

    February 25, 2011 at 07:00

    Gracias …. mis queridos amigos por sus visitas y comentarios reciban todo mi cariño, amistad y respeto….

    ………._______Féliz fin de semana ______­_………..


  4. Bernardita Sanhueza

    February 24, 2011 at 07:00


  5. Bernardita Sanhueza

    February 24, 2011 at 07:00


  6. Bernardita Sanhueza

    February 23, 2011 at 07:00

    Esta bella nota fue dejada por una amiga la comparto contigo.
    Te deposité Amor, Bendiciones, Paz, Prosperidad, Fe,
    Sabiduría, Alegría y Salud…
    Tu pin es “D.I.O.S.”
    Anda y deposita esto a otras personas para que sean millonarios igual que Tú y Yo.
    ¡Dios nos bendice a todos, nos llena de felicidad, dicha y mucho gozo eterno a nuestra Vida!
    Que cada una de estas palabras llene tu corazón con cariño.
    Que tengas una linda semana. Abrazos y besos.


  7. Bernardita Sanhueza

    February 23, 2011 at 07:00


  8. Artswebshow

    February 22, 2011 at 07:00

    I was told armies used to be terrorised by the sound of the bagpipes when scottish soldiers entered the battlefield.
    Understandable, incredible sound.
    I like you take of this in your poem.
    Nicely crafted indeed


  9. penpusherpen

    February 20, 2011 at 07:00

    Such a plaintive sound to me, The Bagpipes, and whilst listening to them and reading your poetry of a Love lost it strikes even deeper, my friend… You captured the whole torment of a Piper and his ghostly echoing song… xPenx


  10. Angelwings6

    February 20, 2011 at 07:00

    Really loved this one Ian..


  11. prenin

    February 20, 2011 at 07:00

    The pipes sound so good and grand, but the piper plays no more…

    God Bless Ian.



  12. Monica

    February 20, 2011 at 07:00

    Pipes heard in the rustle of leaves, echoing from the stars. So eerie, spellbinding, and beautiful.


  13. Sue Dreamwalker

    February 20, 2011 at 07:00

    Always love the haunting melody of the Bagpipes.. and your words are just as haunting Ian .. as they echo across Web of our thoughts.. to leave their ghostly imprints of the Silent Piper’s Lament..


  14. rosemarymonteith

    February 20, 2011 at 07:00

    Beautiful Ian, really appeals to me



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