Bygone News - Poems / Poetry 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 An Ode Tae Yon Haggis <p>An Ode Tae Yon Haggis<br />Fleein aboot it's heilan hame<br />yon haggis a sicht tae see<br />Fir ye see it cannae flee<br />As it swaggers through<br />Yon purple&nbsp; heather<br />A hunter clad in boots and leather<br />Shoots yon beastie deid<br />Fir the next time<br />Ye see yon haggis<br />It'll be served upon<br />A silver platter<br />And grace will be said<br />We a helping o' neeps n' tatties<br />And a wee dram tae awash it doon.</p> Poems / Poetry Edboybee Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:06:02 +0000 lynne.davidson 1297 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 Down Memory Lane <p>These are my memories of Dundee. I have lived in Ireland for thirty years now, but go back home at least once a year.</p> <p><strong>Down Memory Lane</strong></p> <p>I’m taking a trip down Memory Lane,<br /> Down through the years to my childhood again,<br /> I’ll let you walk with me and maybe you’ll see,<br /> Places and times, the things special to me.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/down-memory-lane"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Celebrations / Occasions Childhood Cinema / Theatre Food and Drink Poems / Poetry Work / Working Life Susan Howard Tue, 20 May 2014 08:10:35 +0000 fiona.christison 1244 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