Document 469

A Small Book of Translations: 21 - Ronsard 4

Author(s): Alexander Hutchison

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Since she's hale winter, nithin bit ice,
aa snaw, an her hert birsels wi spikes an ice,
an only ma sangs tak her likin ataa,
fit wye am I here besottit – an nae awa?
Her name, her faimly, fit is it t' me
bit bondage – rigged fancy – that gran pedigree?
Lass, a'm nae sae grey or bald or saft
that some ither, warm-hertit, quidna clim t' ma laft.
Love's a bairn that's nivver gainsaid.
Ye're nae sae prood or weel arrayed
that ye can spurn strachtforrit hert's affection.
Blithe Spring's awa – it winna tak direction –
bit loo me noo for my scant hair,
an a'll catch yer haun fan it trimmles at the stair.

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A Small Book of Translations: 21 - Ronsard 4


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Audience size 1000+

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Method of composition N/A
Year of composition 2004
Word count 133
General description Collection of poems in translation

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Author id 420
Forenames Alexander
Surname Hutchison
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 17
Occupation Writer / Senior Lecturer
Place of birth Buckie
Region of birth Banff
Birthplace CSD dialect area Bnf
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Medical Practitioner
Father's place of birth Spey Bay
Father's region of birth Moray
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Mry
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation School Meals Supervisor
Mother's place of birth Buckie
Mother's region of birth Banff
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Bnf
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes Generally/work/home etc.
French Yes Yes No Yes
Italian No Yes No No translation
Latin No Yes No No
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Socially/home/writing