Cape Breton Tartan

Cape Breton Tartan



The Lady of the Loom
by Lillian Crewe Walsh

A lady sat beside her loom,
    with yarns of every hue.
To weave Cape Breton tartan,
    she only chose a few.
Black for the wealth of our coal mines,
    grey for our Cape Breton steel.
Green for our lofty mountains,
    our valleys and our fields.
Gold for the golden sunsets shining
    bright on the lakes of Bras d’Or.
To show God’s hand hath lingered,
    to bless Cape Breton’s shores.
As she watched the pattern grow,
    then she could understand.
Her shuttle had been guided,
    by the master weaver’s hand.



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