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The Fower Quarters: 16 - Martinmas

Author(s): Sheena Blackhall

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Langsyne fowk killt the winter mart,
Byled puddens in the pan,
Fin deein birks an hingin saughs
Drapt leaves alang the lan.

St Martin watches howfs an drouths
Wi Bacchus at his airm;
The swalla quats the frostit eaves -
Yon's flittin time at term.

Reid poppies bloom on ilkie briest
Fin Samhuinn rules the mist;
The waukrife Deid gar ye takk heed
Fa quit the rottit kist.

Sae step aside an let thaim pass,
The itherwardly fey;
Fur Jacob's laidder's thrang wi wings
On guid St Martin's day.

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The Fower Quarters: 16 - Martinmas

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Text audience

General public
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 92

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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