Monday, January 26, 2009

Top ten "other" Scottish poems

For the Times (London), Gerard Carruthers, editor of a new collection of Scottish Poems, selected his top ten Scottish poems not by the famous Robert Burns.

One poem on his list:
Tom Leonard, "A Summer’s Day"

The great Glasgow love poem where the speaker has difficulty expressing his feeling but the emotion says it all.

Yir eyes ur


a mean yir

pirrit this wey

ah a thingk yir

byewtifl like ehm


fact a thingk yir

ach a luvyi that’s


jist thi wey it iz like

thahts ehm

aw ther iz ti say
Read about all 10 selected Scottish poems not by Robert Burns.

--Marshal Zeringue