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Gae On Puddock
Donald C Farquar

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Winter's aye onding
thirlit tae a cauld north land
heizin ilk watter in the geal
o a fushionless dreid.
Like fowk, the watter aye wants
awa frae the wather.
Turnin sooth wi the wunds frae the north.
Blattern swaws on the strand o fremmit pairts.
An yit;
In the deeps o the ersless glaur
a wee thing trauchles
winna gae sooth.
A puddock wi a saltire in its heid
raxxes itsel an pous for the tap.
Howp is no deid
for it lowes, ay it sings
een in the deid o winter's grup.
"Gae on puddock, tak a loup."
Fotnote : This poem was published in 'Scots Glasnost', under the auspices of the Scots Independent in August 1992

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