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The Fower Quarters: 06 - Whitsun

Author(s): Sheena Blackhall

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This I offer tae ye, O Swan
Foraye, ma fier, foriver:
The pouer o the win and the gowden sun
Tae lift each raxxin feather.

This I offer tae ye, O Tod,
Foraye, ma fier, foriver:
A road that's free on the wyndin lea
Gweed health an lichtsome weather.

This I offer tae ye, O Hawk,
Foraye, ma fier, foriver
A lift o blue an an ee that's true,
Clear sicht o muir an heather.

This I offer tae ye, O Snake,
Foraye, ma fier, foriver:
The Beltane dyew in yer forkit mou
Far the reeds in the lochan quiver.

This I offer tae ye, O Craa,
Foraye, ma fier, foriver:
That rains that faa an the wins that blaa,
May life be sweet, O Brither.

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The Fower Quarters: 06 - Whitsun

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Text audience

General public
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 128

Text medium

Book

Text publication details

Published
Publisher GKB Enterprises
Publication year 2002
Place of publication Aberdeen
ISBN/ISSN 0952655462
Part of larger text
Contained in The Fower Quarters: Tales by Sheena Blackhall

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 112
Forenames Sheena
Surname Blackhall
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 16
Upbringing/religious beliefs Brought up Protestant, now Buddhist
Occupation Writer and supply teacher
Place of birth Aberdeen
Region of birth Aberdeen
Birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Aberdeen
Region of residence Aberdeen
Residence CSD dialect area Abd
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Manager of Deeside Omnibus Service
Father's place of birth Aboyne
Father's region of birth Aberdeen
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Private Secretary
Mother's place of birth Aberdeen
Mother's region of birth Aberdeen
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic Yes Yes Yes Yes Elementary. Gaelic choir. Poetry.
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

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