Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Scots Leid

A beautiful poem in Scots from Sheila Templeton can be found at the Scots Language Centre. The list of flowers - the lupins, roses, fennel, lilies and sedums - and the suggestion of spells and fires reminds p&g of St John's night in Vigo...

On Midsimmer Eve (Extract)

I winna seek tae meet my luve
lik ither lasses. Nae for me
the midnicht runes, the folded
fresh plucked rose, garlands
o lang fennel, orpine, green birks
decked wi lilies, the giddy loupin
ower the boon fires.

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