The Bubblyjock by Hugh MacDiarmid
|It’s hauf like a bird and hauf like a bogle|
And juist stands in the sun there and bouks.
It’s a wunder its heid disna burst
The way it’s aye raxin its chouks.
|an ugly or terrifying demon|
|Syne it twists its neck like a serpent|
But canna get oot a richt note
For the bubblyjock swallowed the bagpipes
And the blether stuck in its throat.
Many or most of MacDiarmid's poems are not accessible to younger children. 'The Bubblyjock' is one of the exceptions. The poem portrays very cleverly the peculiarities of the turkey.
Draw or trace a favourite animal. Label its body parts in Scots.
Write a poem in Scots about an animal or creature
the parts of its body and how to describe the creature
the movements, both large and small that it makes
(Does it make any movements a lot like a nose always twitching?)
the sounds it makes
the place it lives
In Scots you can make words like these to describe body parts: