Document 737

The Chagall Winnocks

Author(s): Tom Hubbard

Copyright holder(s): Tom Hubbard


in Sanct Stephen's Kirk, Mainz

fir Anette Degott

A gantin shell o stane:
Thirty years efter the bombs,
Transformed bi Marc Chagall
Lauchin throu his lang years:
A Levantine chronicle,
The humour o a pictur-buik:
A chiel upon a camel
A wumman wi her joug,
An there, forenent the well,
Enhaloed bi leaves an domes
Izaak an his Rebekka
Enjoy their tête-à-tête.
The kirk's upon a brou
That slopes doun ti the Rhein:
Owre there, the sun maks wey,
Braks the Germanic haar,
Sheens leamin throu stained-gless
That the maister's dominant blues
Are the warmest o aa hues.

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The Chagall Winnocks


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General public
Audience size 100+

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Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 106

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Magazine (e-zine)

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Publisher Edinburgh Review
Publication year 1992
ISBN/ISSN 0-7486-6132-8/0-267-6672
Part of larger text
Contained in Edinburgh Review, Summer 1992
Editor Murdo Macdonald

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Author id 232
Forenames Tom
Surname Hubbard
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1950
Educational attainment University
Age left school 18
Upbringing/religious beliefs N/A
Occupation Academic, librarian and writer
Place of birth Kirkcaldy
Region of birth Fife
Birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Kirkcaldy
Region of residence Fife
Residence CSD dialect area Fif
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Caterer
Father's place of birth Dysart
Father's region of birth Fife
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Caterer
Mother's place of birth Dysart
Mother's region of birth Fife
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes Everyday
Italian Yes Yes Yes Yes Work, holiday, fluency fluctuating
Polish No No No No Smattering. Work, holiday
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Everyday. Scots spoken in relaxed circumstances