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Poem Title:  In The Country

Poem Category:  Scottish

Poet:  Walter Wingate

Poet Biography: 
Walter Wingate (1865 - 1918) was a Scottish Poet whose gentle humour is often used to introduce children to poetry. I remember myself reading his poems whilst still at primary school. For a fuller

Wee peepin' green things
Under ilka hedge:
Gowden glints by water springs
On the saxifrage.

Here a "Kirk-clock" moschatel,
Sma' but unco sweet:
Here a scale, o'buds to tell,
Shreddit at our feet.

Sair, wi' care they main be shod,
A' that wadna say,
Ilka road's a bonnie road
When April warms to May

Meaning of Scottish words:

moschatel=succulent, mossy plant, with a musky perfume
Sair=with difficulty (also sore in different context)
saxifrage=mossy, evergreen plant
wadna=would not

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