Search just our sites by using our customised search engine

Unique Cottages | Electric Scotland's Classified Directory

Click here to get a Printer Friendly PageSmiley

Poems, Stories, Plays in the Scots Language by David Purves
Hidden Haiku
Haiku in Scots excised from longer poems by Scottish Poets

    Comparisons between haiku in English and Scots (which most English-speaking people understand) suggest that haiku provide universal poetic insights with a quality of awareness specific to the language in which they are expressed.  Versions in literary Scots often have a vigor and frisson which indicates that this register does harmonise well with the distinctive spirit and tradition of haiku.  Scots as a linguistic register for poetry does seem to harmonise well with the distinctive spirit of haiku.

    It is of interest that haiku or short poems like haiku can sometimes be identified as integral parts of longer poems.

Click here to read the poems (.pdf file)

Return to David's Index Page


This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.

comments powered by Disqus