Poem written at Penkill Castle in Spring

Transcript:  "Written at Penkill in Spring. This morn at dawn within the temperate clime of half-conscious in my chamber high, I heard the jackdaws murmering "Let us fly, let's fly", 'twas near the ploughman's starting time,  and many feeble caws in answer chime, "Hie, hie away, grey heads". When they had flown, there was a perfect lull, and I went down into deep slumber beneath dream or rhyme.  But suddenly a louder clamour came, the little jackdaws clamouring everyone, the old beaks had returned with worm fly: I looked up and the room was all aflame, above the treetops was the brave young sun, the lark was up beside him in the sky. W.B.S."
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William Bell Scott (1811 - 1890)
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Penkill Castle, Ayrshire
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ink on paper
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