St John's Kirk, Perth.
Photograph courtesy of Dr W.H. Findlay, Perth.
|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)|
|John Knox he learn'd the Latin,
The Hebrew and the Greek:
But aften frae the poopit
His mither-tongue he'd speak.
|In bane he was sma'-boukit,
But had a muckle beard
And when he gar'd it waggle
Baith man and beast were feard.
|He brocht back frae the galleys
The snellness o' the sea:
Its saut was in his sermons,
Its glitter in his e'e.
|John Knox in destination
Warsl'd wi' kirk and state;
And the souchin o' his spirit
Blaws about Scotland yet.
|Please note there is no audio for this poem.|
|poopit - pulpit;||bane - bone;||sma'-boukit - small-bodied;||muckle - big;||gar'd - made;|
|feared - afraid;||snellness - coldness;||saut - salt;||warsl'd - wrestled;||kirk - church;|
|souchin - sighing;||blaws - blows.|
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