Still Waater (River Nith)

Still Waater

Thirs nithin a can dae,
tae stop the way the river rins.
It’ll fin the sea,
nae metter hoo much
a wush it wid bide a wee.

Aw rivers’ rise an faa,
it’s jist the wey it is.
Today The Nith is calm,
a’ll stan a while an savour,
whit a can chynge, whit a cannae.

By photos,poetry and haiku by Derek Ross

I am a photographer/ poet from Dumfries in South West Scotland. I concentrate on minimalist images and prefer using an iPhone these days. As far as my writing is concerned, I usually write short poems (some in Scots dialect), hence my interest in haiku and related forms.


      1. Thank you for sharing the link, Derek. I just listened to “The Windae,” as well as your poems on the Scots Language Centre site. I’m so grateful for the Internet’s allowing me to hear a poem recited by the person who wrote it. As much as I love reading poetry, it’s really meant to be spoken.

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  1. Hi, Derek. Thanks for sharing another one of your beautifully penned poems; and, coupled with stunning images. I have reblogged.Happy Poetry and Photography.


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