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Nae Day Sculpture

David Annand's sculpture, High Street, Perth.
Soutar's poem is engraved inside the ring of the sculpture.

Nae Day Sae Dark

Nae day sae dark; nae wüd sae bare;
Nae grund sae stour wi' stane;
But licht comes through; a sang is there;
A glint o' grass is green.
Wha hasna thol'd his thorter'd hours
And kent, whan they were by,
The tenderness o' life that fleurs
Rock-fast in misery?

Glossary

wüd - wood; stour - harsh; thol'd - suffered; thorter'd - thwarted; kent - knew; fleurs - flowers.

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