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Showing posts with label The Parrot Cry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Parrot Cry. Show all posts

Friday, 10 December 2010

The Parrot Cry – Hugh MacDiarmid

My thanks to my friend Gordon Cowell for bringing this MacDiarmid poem to my attention. An extract …

England, frae whom a' blessings flow

What could we dae withoot ye?

Then dinna threep it doon oor throats

As gin we e'er could doot ye!

My feelings lang wi' gratitude

Ha'e been sae sairly harrowed

That dod! I think it's time

The claith was owre the parrot!

The Parrot Cry

by Hugh MacDiarmid (1892 – 1978)

Saor Alba!