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Allt Darrarie - Burn of the Stunning Noise, Glen Muick

Author(s): Sheena Blackhall

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Slaverin, slubberin, gibberin, gabberin,
Roon wi a wallop, a sklyter, a sweel
Yonder's the burn - in its bairnhood, it's blabberin -
Heich-lowpin puddock, wi virr in its heel!
Bellied an dauchlin, it's tashed an it's trauchlin,
Beached in a bog, like a biblical whale;
Hashin an dashin, it's up an it's clashin,
Skelpit an skytin, like chaff frae the flail.
Come the fey nicht, fin the gloamin is glysterie,
Lang as a note on a tenuous string,
Black as a swan, o' immaculate mystery
Doon rowes the burn, on a sang an a wing.
Dulcet as Chopin, Menuhin, Beethoven
Jinkie's Stravinsky, as breengin as Bach
Syne, wid I bide b' it, thirled an tied tae it,
Drink o its music a strang willie-waucht!

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Allt Darrarie - Burn of the Stunning Noise, Glen Muick

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Text audience

General public
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 131

Text medium

Book

Text publication details

Published
Publisher Rainbow
Publication year 1987
Place of publication Aberdeen

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 112
Forenames Sheena
Surname Blackhall
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 16
Upbringing/religious beliefs Brought up Protestant, now Buddhist
Occupation Writer and supply teacher
Place of birth Aberdeen
Region of birth Aberdeen
Birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Aberdeen
Region of residence Aberdeen
Residence CSD dialect area Abd
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Manager of Deeside Omnibus Service
Father's place of birth Aboyne
Father's region of birth Aberdeen
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Private Secretary
Mother's place of birth Aberdeen
Mother's region of birth Aberdeen
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic Yes Yes Yes Yes Elementary. Gaelic choir. Poetry.
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

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