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Take Me To Some High Place

Author: Ewan McColl
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Take Me To Some High Place Poem Verses

Take me to some high place
Of heather, rock or ling
Scatter my dust and ashes
Feed me to the wind
So that I will be
Part of all you see
The air you are breathing
I’ll be part of the curlew’s cry
And the soring hawk
The blue milkwort
And the sundew hung with diamonds
I’ll be riding the gentle wind
That blows through your hair
Reminding you of how we shared
In the joy of living

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About the poem

This poem is about the speaker's desire for their remains to be scattered in nature after they pass away. They want to become a part of the natural world and be present in all the beautiful things that can be seen and heard in nature. The speaker wants to be a part of the wind, the cry of birds, and the plants that grow in the wild. They hope that their presence will be felt by those who visit these places and will be reminded of the joy of living. The poem speaks to the idea of finding peace in nature and becoming one with the natural world after death.

The Structure of Poem

The poem consists of four stanzas, with the first three following a similar structure of asking to be taken to a natural location, scattering the speaker's ashes, and becoming a part of the landscape. The first two stanzas are focused on the physical elements of the natural world, while the third stanza emphasizes the speaker's desire to be a part of the beauty and joy of life. The final stanza shifts from a request to a statement, expressing the speaker's belief that they will live on in the natural world and in the memories of the person they address. The poem is written in free verse and has a reflective and contemplative tone.

Best Quote from Take Me To Some High Place Poem

This is a quote from the poem Take Me To Some High Place by Ewan McColl
"Take me to some high place Of heather, rock or ling Scatter my dust and ashes Feed me to the wind So that I will be Part of all you see"
This quote from the poem "Part of All You See" by unknown author is a beautiful and poignant expression of the desire to be reunited with nature after death. It speaks to the idea that we are all connected to the natural world and can continue to exist as a part of it even after our physical bodies have passed. This quote is a reminder of the impermanence of life and the eternal cycle of nature.

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