Scottish Poetry Selection
- Pictures in the Fire
Pictures in the FirePit oot the licht, I'll sit alane,
The peat fire glow is a' I need.
Pictures noo without a frame,
They're a' here mirrored in my heid.
A country school-bairns walkin'miles
(Thae days we hadna even bikes!)
A gird tae rin ahin, an' whiles
A sledge fin winter filled the dykes.
Lang simmer days wi' barfit feet
Parks o' stooks an' wee hairst mice
A wild floo'er carpet, made complete,
Oor ain wee world ca'ed paradise.
A clockin' hen wi' a her brood
Gings cluckin' roon an' scrapin' sair,
A feathered 'mum' but jist as prood,
Her day's her ain-she's free as air.
Ah weel - a bairn's life noo-adays
Tae mine bears nae resemblance
But amang the gifts the guid Lord gies
There's ane He ca'ed remembrance.
Meaning of unusual words:
rin ahin=run behind
Parks o' stooks=fields of sheaves set up to dry
wee hairst mice=small harvest mice
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