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 →
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 →