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Solway Tide

2nd August 2007

An unco sough i' the gloamin'
An' a flaff o' risin' win',
A glisk o' stoundin' waters
By the weirdly licht o' the mune,
An' the fell dark tide o' Solway
Comes breengin', whummlin' in.
Whaur glistenin' san's lay streikit
Ablow the sunset sky
Noo a wan wide sea is reestin
An' the yammerin' sea birds cry,
An' a wheengin win' rings eerily
I' the salmon nets ootbye.

Dorothy Margaret Paulin (b. 1904)

poem selected by The Scottish Poetry Library