Decorated headstone in Greyfriars churchyard.
|Cradle Sang (1941)||Craigie Knowes (1932)|
|Patriotism (1942)||Ae Simmer's Day (1932)|
|The Quiet (1942)||The Buckie Braes (1942)|
|The Visitation (1942)||Ballad (1943)|
|The Kirk-Yaird (1942)||The Dark Thocht (1943)|
|The Stany Face (1942)||The Prodigy (1941)|
|The Auld Brig (1941)||The Auld Man (1942)|
|Nae Day Sae Dark (1941)||Backlands (1941)|
|John Knox (1942)||Thrang and Thrivin (1942)|
|Yon Toun (1942)||Hal o' the Wynd (1942)|
|Autobiography (1937)||Aince Upon a Day (1933)|
|The River (1942)||The Waterfall (1930)|
|To My Sycamore (1935)||Epitaph for a Dead Self (1938)|
|The Tryst (1932)||The Auld House (1938)|
|Lie doun, lie doun, and wauk nae mair
My first, my fondest bairn:
Your life has brocht me monie a care
But noo I'm yont a' carin.
|Bitter it was to lat ye gang|
Wha were sae young and dear;
But I had wrocht us baith a wrang
To hain ye back in fear.
|Your halflin strength had been foredüne
Wi' fraucht for manhood's frame:
But sturdier sons, ye winna ken,
Will warsle in your name.
|Nae loss can mak us mair forfairn|
Nor the love we brank to bide:
Lie doun, lie doun, my earliest bairn;
It's weel that you are dead.
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|doun - down;||wauk - wake;||mair - more;||brocht - brought;||monie - many;|
|yont - past;||gang - go;||wrocht - done;||baith - both;||wrang - wrong;|
|hain - hold;||halflin - youthful;||foredüne - exhausted;||fraucht - weight;||ken - know;|
|warsle - wrestle;||forfairn - forlorn;||nor - than;||brank - bottle up;||bide - live.|
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