Read by Kenzie Wallace (aged 7 years)
Born at Dalry in Ayrshire,
Wingate (1865-1918) worked as a mathematics teacher in Hamilton and
published his verse in numerous newspapers.
can listen to this poem in Real Audio here
here to do the jigsaw!
hurt your finger? Puir wee man!
pinkie? Deary me!
juist you haud it that wey till
get my specs and see!
so it is – and there’s the skelf!
dinna greet nae mair.
there – my needle’s gotten’t out!
sure that wasna sair?
noo, to make it hale the morn.
on a wee bit saw.
tie a bonnie hankie roun’t –
there na – rin awa’!
finger sair ana’? Ye rogue.
only letting on!
weel, then – see noo, there ye are.
up the same as John.