Poems / Poetry

The Cafe Royal

The Auld Overgate's up an awa
Wi Tally Street and Thorter Raa
Whaur Cafe Royal's atmosphere
Brimmed an frothed wi custome cheer Read more......

Submitted by Anna MacDonald


How many dreams have been fulfilled
How many still lie sleeping
Silently with heart's desires
Held closely in safe-keeping
As they do!
Making believe they may come true

Submitted by Anna MacDonald


Deserted natural habitats
Abandoned sea shores
Where have all the gulls gone?
Flying to fast-food stores! Read more......

Submitted by Anna MacDonald

Diamond Jubilee

Citizens are partying today
Chasing clouds away
Singing with Dundee
It’s The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Read more......

Submitted by Anna MacDonald

Tramways of Dundee 1877-1956

In yonder years of long ago
We found a tram went to and fro
The horse-drawn tram a feature
Was a tram pulled with creatures Read more......

Submitted by Thomas Cammock

An Ode To Eddie

The shed has lost a legend son,
Eddie you were our number one.
We stood together rain, hail or snow,
Urging the Arabs to have a go. Read more......

Submitted by George (The Woodside Arab) Mather

Memories of Dundee Jute and Jam...

Memories of Dundee jute and jam
Lesser known the 'single deck tram'
From Barries clock top of the hill
Just up the road from Grimonds mill
It ran up hill, down hill for countless days
On the scary 'Hilltown' and 'Conshie' braes Read more......

Submitted by George (McGonagall) Henderson

Three Brass Bas

Three brass bas hung o'er the shop
Some fulk jist cred it the pop
Me, eh jist cred it the pan
Eh hated it, goin seeing that man Read more......

Submitted by Elizabeth Butler (nee Wallace)


The first time I saw you
You were covered in snow white
I awed at your beauty
Oh what a wonderful sight Read more......

Submitted by Elizabeth Butler (nee Wallace)

The Logie Washie

Load the tin bath tae the tap
Dinna need instructions or a map
Eve been doon this road afore
Every sunday,e`m fed up tae the core Read more......

Submitted by Elizabeth Butler (nee Wallace)
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