Our Scots Poems

We have been busy learning these 2 poems. You can find them on the Scottish Poetry Library website (link below)
Practise often. Everyone needs to learn a poem as part of our Scots language learning. I would love as many pupils as possible to take part in our school Scottish Poetry competition. There will be a winner and a runner up chosen from our class. Good luck everyone.

The Sair Finger by Walter Wingate

You've hurt your finger?
Puir wee man! 
Your pinkie? Deary me! 
Noo, juist you haud it that wey till 
I get my specs and see!

My, so it is - and there's the skelf! 
Noo, dinna greet nae mair. 
See there - my needle's gotten't out! 
I'm sure that wasna sair? 

And noo, to make it hale the morn, 
Put on a wee bit saw, 
And tie a Bonnie hankie roun't 
Noo, there na - rin awa'! 

Your finger sair ana'? Ye rogue, 
You're only lettin' on. 
Weel, weel, then - see noo, there ye are, 
Row'd up the same as John!


Captain Puggle by Matthew Fitt

Captain Puggle flees his plane
Frae Tumshie Airport tae Bahrain
Gets the Smiths and their wee wean
Brings them aw back hame again.

Captain Puggle flees tae Barra
Skites aff like a shootin arra
But he’ll soon be back the morra
Pechin like a puggled sparra.

Captain Puggle’s oot o ile
Efter ainly twinty mile
Sae he has tae bide a while
In a field ootside Carlisle.

Captain Puggle jets tae Crete
Wi his neebor, Bowfer Pete
In the cockpit, Bowfer’s feet
Aye mak Captain Puggle greet.

Captain Puggle’s sellt his plane
Says he’ll never flee again
But next week he’s aff tae Spain
In his brand-new Buhlitt Train.

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