© by Christopher Murray Grieve (1892 - 1978), as Hugh MacDiarmid

The Watergaw
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Ae weet forenicht i’ the yow-trummle
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Confirmed with The Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid, Volume 1, edited by Michael Grieve and W R Aitken, Penguin Books, Middlesex, 1985, Page 17.

"watergaw" = rainbow
"yow-trummle" = a cold period in the summer around the time of sheep shearing
"laverock" = skylark


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