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Purple Saxifrage

8th March 2010

Aneath a hap o snaw it derns
Deep in a dwam for maist the year
To burst throu in a bleeze o starns
Syne skail its flourish on the stour.

Gif I had ae short simmer o sang
Wi hauf the beauty o thon flouer
In the snaw o eild I'd hap my tongue
And haud my wheest for evermair.

J.K. Annand,

Selected by The Scottish Poetry Library, reproduced with  the permission of Scottish Language Dictionaries.