Document 1475

Keekin In

Author(s): Rowena M Love

Copyright holder(s): Rowena M Love


Kye coorie in thir sta,
life smokin fae thir mous;
a leam o sunlicht thirls the mirk
lik guid news
an splatters braiths wi gowd.

Anent the wa, a cuddy,
wi its timmer fraucht:
siller board set wi cairngorms
that myrrh the air.

Nae bairnie nor hirds are here,
nor kings wi camels;
only angels the sleepin doos,
yet the morn’s rich
wi frankinscence
o promise.

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Keekin In


Text audience

Adults (18+)
General public
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2002
Word count 67
General description Won 3rd Prize in the Scots Section of the 2002 Scottish International Open Poetry Competition

Text medium

Magazine (e-zine)
Web (webpages, discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms)

Text publication details

Publisher Makar Press
Publication year 2004
Place of publication Ayrshire
ISBN/ISSN 0-9547084-0-7
Part of larger text
Contained in The Chameleon of Happiness. Also in Running Threads (ISBN 0-09547084-4-X)

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Author details

Author id 1068
Forenames Rowena
Initials M
Surname Love
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1960
Educational attainment University, PCGE and Maîtrise
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Teacher and writer
Place of birth Dumbarton
Region of birth Dunbarton
Birthplace CSD dialect area Dnbt
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Troon
Region of residence S Ayr
Residence CSD dialect area Ayr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Master Mariner and Teacher
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Nurse
Mother's place of birth Rankinston
Mother's region of birth N Ayr
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Ayr
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At work and home
French Yes Yes Yes Yes At work, on holiday
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes At home, occasionally at work