Bygone News - Anna MacDonald en Dundonese <p>Local words and expressions<br />(Many relegated tae th' past)<br />Survive in conversation<br />It's to be prayed they're here tae last</p> <p>Unintelligible - perhaps!<br />Tae th' young'r generation<br />Below - a chosen few<br />Listed with discretion</p> <p>Jump aff the kribbie<br />Dance in a dub<br />Fa' doon a kundie<br />There's a rammie in th' pub</p> <p>Tea at th' bunker<br />Watch oot- ye're slaiver'n<br />Doon on ye're hunkers<br />Cut th' comedy - ye're haiver'n</p> <p>A shottie o' a book<br />Plooterin' squeezin' a persistent plook<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/dundonese"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:48:41 +0000 lynne.davidson 1319 at Scottish Cup - May 1994 (Dundee United v Rangers) <div>All Hail! </div><span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/scottish-cup-may-1994-dundee-united-v-rangers"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span> 1990's Celebrations / Occasions Football Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:59:01 +0000 lynne.davidson 1309 at Information Technology <p>Pray conversation<br />May never be 'non-event'<br />As Information Technology<br />Floods with intent</p> <p>Attempted business calls<br />(even with Smart Phones)<br />Can drive to sheer distraction<br />Lowering language tones</p> <p>"We ARE very busy<br />Thank you for holding the line<br />Your call IS valuable to us"<br />(But it's wasting precious time)</p> <p>"Press 1, 2 or 3 (instructs automation)<br />(in welcomed surprise)<br />"Or 4 - without hesitation<br />To connect with one who'll advise"<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/information-technology"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:26:23 +0000 lynne.davidson 1308 at Keepsakes <p>To the listener<br />The spoken word<br />Seldom remains unheard<br />Perhaps lingering on<br />Long after conversation's done</p> <p>Leaving behind<br />Keepsakes<br />In corners of the mind</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:15:50 +0000 lynne.davidson 1270 at With Circles in Mind <p>Round City circles (in roundabout way)<br /> Travellers are travelling every day</p> <p>Inner circles - outer circles<br /> Serving old and young</p> <p>'The Circle' falls fluently<br /> From the tongue</p> <p>May she remain<br /> True to her own good name</p> <p>Leaving little doubt<br /> She knows with certainty</p> <p>She's a Roundabout</p> Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:02:32 +0000 fiona.christison 1261 at Let The Mystery Be <p>Kundie - peculiar to Dundee<br /> Is descriptive<br /> To you and me</p> <p>Foreign to Fife - Forfar - Perth<br /> Ask tourists the meaning<br /> They'll give wide berth</p> <p>Travelling abroad<br /> Away from home<br /> Kundie is in a league of its own</p> <p>Let Kundie - a mystery be<br /> In the colourful language<br /> Of Dundee</p> Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:50:54 +0000 fiona.christison 1258 at The Citadel – West Marketgait <p>The Citadel – now razed to the ground<br />Leaves behind the silent sound<br />Of Salvation Army Silver Bands<br />Of tambourines in soldiers happy hands</p> <p>Songs of praise of “Blood and Fire”<br />A motto truly to inspire</p> <p>No last post or bugle sound<br />As her walls came tumbling to the ground</p> Buildings/Structures Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:14:53 +0000 lynne.davidson 1218 at Awakening of Spring <p>Spring awoke this morning<br />With snowdrops in her hand<br />And primroses of delicate colours<br />To decorate the land</p> <p>Daffodil gold<br />Cherry blossom pink<br />Shades of winter<br />Vanished in a wink</p> <p>Lush green leaves and grassland<br />Under a sky of youthful blue<br />Transformed the landscape<br />Into a stunning view<br />&nbsp;</p> Ancrum Road Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:13:55 +0000 lynne.davidson 1217 at Dens Road Market (1980’s) <p>An Aladdin’s cave it seemed tae be<br />In the early 80’s – for you an’ me!</p> <p>Bargain-huntin’ hopin’ tae find<br />Perhaps an unusual “Vassart” (signed)</p> <p>Or Clarice Cliff – Moorcroft – Weymss Ware<br />Among the junk depositied there</p> <p>For many stall-holders a family affair<br />Workin’ the’ gather selling their ware</p> <p>Some selt second-hand claes<br />That’d mair’n often seem better days!<br />An’ if the ‘student-look’ was in the mind<br />It was nae ower hard tae find<br />Odd apparel has an academic ring<br />An’ youth (ye ken) must hae it’s fling<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/dens-road-market-1980%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:22:10 +0000 lynne.davidson 1210 at Dreaming Over Rainbows <p>Exquisite jewel displayed in antique fair<br />Opulently sparkling there<br />From jaded presentation case<br />Swathed in old Victorian lace</p> <p>Oh! The drama you inspire<br />Pearls fluster as rubies desire<br />To tease transparent peridot<br />Clasping a lover’s knot</p> <p>Were skies always sapphire blue<br />Did silver bells all ring true<br />Did emerald or turquoise sea<br />Bring a beloved back to thee</p> <p>Were you the fairest ever seen<br />Did you grace a regal queen<br />Or perhaps a maiden fair<br />With shining crown of platinum hair<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/dreaming-over-rainbows"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:20:59 +0000 lynne.davidson 1209 at