The Quarrelsome Kittens

The Quarrelsome Kittens

The Quarrelsome Kittens Scots-Doric & Illustrations by Teresa Maria This poem is a part of a current project I am working on, to re-tell old poems and stories and translate them into Scots-Doric. Ma Ain Language - Oor Mither Tongue. 1890 The poem seems to have made its first appearance in the Letter’s Page of the: Montreal Daily Witness - Jul 8, 1890 1902 Then, 12 yrs later in the newspaper: Thames Star, Volume XXXX, Issue 10340, 17 May 1902 1920 And finally it was written into a book of Traditional nursery rhymes: "The Quarrelsome…continue reading →
Get On Yer Hoss

Get On Yer Hoss

Written for a friend Get On Yer Hoss Once upon a time… There wis a wee Scotsman livin’ in the land o’ Oz He did ride atop a muckle, grey horse. She wis a canny soul, wi’ a wildness o’ spirit, Wi’ a demon an’ twinkle o’ the eyes. She dreamt o’ gallopin’ across the plains, The wind a’blowin’ thru her mane. And wi’ this she took aff across the land. She ran wi’ energy an’ wind through her hair, An’ the wee mannie, he felt all scairt, The poor wee soul atop…continue reading →
Doric Poem

Doric Poem

A Scots Doric Poem by Alice Reid Ma Wee Doctor’s Book Worry, Worry, Worry. It’s a habit that ah’ve got; When reading through a doctor’s book, Aw the symptoms – ah’ve got the lot! Ah’ve got a pain, doon near ma wrist, It’s broken, that ah’m shair; Accordin’ tae the book, That’s why ma airm’s sae sair. Jist readin’ gied me sic a fricht, Ah couldnae staund the strain; Relief it cam’, ah’d missed a page, Ah only had a sprain. A wheezy chest, is it ma lungs? Ah’d better hae a look;…continue reading →