11 August 2011

"Feed Ma Lamz", by Tom Leonard

A Scottish-dialect retelling of the Ten Commandments, this poem by Tom Leonard is from Intimate Voices, his collection.

Amyir gaffirz Gaffir. Hark.

nay fornirz ur communists
nay langwij
nay lip
nay laffin ina Sunday
nay g.b.h. (septina war)
nay nooky huntin
nay tea-leaven
nay chanty rasslin
nay nooky huntin nix doar
nur kuvtin their ox

Oaky doaky. Stick way it
- rahl burn thi lohta yiz.

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