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The following descriptive poem was written by Ian Davidson in November 2009:



The great St Mungo’s mother, St Enoch is her name

The great St Mungo’s mother will always share his fame

For she was spared two deaths, and to Clydeside she came

The great St Mungo’s mother, St Enoch is her name.


She was a pagan princess, living in the East

She faced her father’s fury, and he said her life would cease

They dragged her to a cliff and they threw her from the top

But Enoch rose and walked away from the hundred meter drop.


They tried a second death for her, adrift in an open boat

In the middle of the North Sea, and only just afloat

Between the storms and hunger, she was sure to lose her life

But the winds and the currents cast her up, along the coast of Fife.


The good St Serf was nearby, and took her from the shore

For anyone in trouble was welcome at his door

And Enoch had a baby, and a fine young boy he grew

And she became a Christian, and little Mungo too.


St Enoch showed him courage, and love, as he grew strong

She led him down the path of truth, and taught him right from wrong

She did God’s work in Strathclyde, and in Cumbria and Wales

And left her name all round the land, in churches and in tales.

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